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Bring your own cup when buying a drink to save NT$5, starting July 1

Some chain food stores and restaurants have already started discount promotion

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Bring your own cup when buying a drink to save NT$5, starting July 1

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers can now save NT$5 (US$0.17) every time they bring their own cup to buy a drink at most beverage purveyors in Taiwan, beginning from July 1.

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said that over 50,000 beverage chain outlets, convenience stores, fast food and supermarket chains were responsible for the use of 2.2 billion single-use plastic cups in 2020 in Taiwan. However, beginning July 1, they must give consumers a NT$5 discount when customers bring their own cup, CNA reported.

The stores are also required by the new regulations to have signs with font size requirements on their premises to notify customers of the NT$5 discount if they bring their own cup.

Some chain stores, including McDonald’s Taiwan, KFC Taiwan, and I-Mei stores, have already begun the discount.