The China Post
Date: March 18, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
This week, the Environmental Protection Administration announced new guidance on toilet paper: Toilet paper should now be thrown in the toilet and not in the trash can. Locals may need time to adjust, but apparently newcomers won’t. We accosted foreign visitors to find out what they had been doing with their toilet paper in Taiwan.
Paolo: I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to. I just don’t know shit.
Gwen: I saw signs! In the bathroom, they do tell you not to flush. But I do it anyway. In Singapore, everybody flushes and there are no problems. In Taiwan, there are no problems — you just hold flush a little longer.
Vincent Fong from Hong Kong
I have always flushed the toilet paper. I don’t live in Taiwan but I have lived in China, and I know the majority of Chinese, their culture is not to throw it in the toilet — they usually separate it. I don’t know why. But Hong Kong, everybody puts it in the toilet.
So in China, I still flush it. In Taiwan — and I have been here many times — every time I come here, I still flush it! No problems. For 10, 15 years, I have been flushing it down with no problems. [FULL STORY]