Taiwan gas stations give out free tree saplings for Earth Day

100 CPC gas stations around Taiwan are handing out 5 varieties of tree saplings in honor of Earth Day

CPC gas stations celebrate Earth Day by giving back.

CPC gas stations celebrate Earth Day by giving back. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 100 CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC) gas stations around Taiwan are giving away tree saplings to customers today in celebration of Earth Day.

CPC will hand out over 20,000 saplings as long as supplies lasts, beginning at 9 a.m. today. CPC chose easy to care for, local saplings: parlor palms, Earth Stars (Cryptanthus bivittatus), Christmas kolanchoes (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), Buddhist pines (Podocarpus macrophyllus), and sweet osmanthus.

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Individuals are eligible for the free saplings if they purchase gas at designated gas stations today, exchange five CPC receipts from the month of April, or exchange five old batteries, according to a CPC press release. Each individual is limited to one tree.

CPC said the company wants to encourage people to plant more trees with this initiative and more actively take part in protecting the environment.

This is the tenth year CPC has honored Earth Day by handing out free tree saplings.