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Public urged to stop barbecuing during Mid-Autumn Festival

Public urged to stop barbecuing during Mid-Autumn Festival

Public urged to stop barbecuing during Mid-Autumn Festival

Three local environmental groups have initiated online petition against the holding of barbecues during the Mid-Autumn Festival, as doing so creates large amounts of trash every year and contributes to serious air pollution, one of the environmental group Zero Waste Taiwan said Wednesday.

Outdoor barbecuing is part of the celebrations of Mid-Autumn Festival that is uniquely seen in Taiwan. However, it also inevitably generates large amounts of waste and air pollution that is harmful to the environment.

The use of disposable products such as barbeque grills and plastic tableware every year during the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations has led to a marked increase in trash, and has become a major cause of environmental problems, Zero Waste Taiwan said.

The petition is thus a push against the holding of barbecues during the national holiday, in hopes of raising awareness of the importance of protecting the environment by reducing waste and air pollution, the environmental group added.