Warnings issued to 2 vendors for violating plastic straw ban

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/01
By: Chang Hsiung-feng and Frances Huang

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Monday that warnings

CNA file photo

were issued to two food vendors for violating the new single-use plastic straw ban on the first day the rule took effect.

After inspecting 1,138 food vendors around Taiwan to check on compliance with the ban, warnings were given to a vendor in a food court located in New Taipei and to a fast food restaurant located in offshore Kinmen County, the agency said.

Under the new rule, establishments found violating the rule for the first time before June 30, 2020 will not be punished, but second and subsequent offenses will be subject to fines ranging from NT$1,200 (US$38.70) to NT$6,000, according to the EPA.

Taiwan launched the first stage of a ban on single-use plastic straws Monday as part of its efforts to cut plastic consumption.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.