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

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 ...

Winners of Taiwan’s Climate Change Painting Competition announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) announced the winners of the Climate Change Painting Competition on May 24, showcasing the works of students in Taiwan ...

Taiwan’s new government restructuring promotes focus on agriculture, environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (May 4) approved a package of measures to reorganize its departments, giving prominence to the role of agriculture, environmental protection, and n...

Taiwan plans to set up independent nuclear safety commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is preparing a new package of measures to reform its own departments, including the formation of an independent Nuclear Safety Commission to replace the Atomic...

Bring your own cup for discounts in Taiwan’s bid to cut waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customers who bring their own cup will receive a discount of at least NT$5 (US$0.17) on their drink at most of Taiwan’s beverage shops starting July 1, according to ...

Taiwan’s TSMC eyes 95% recycle rate for plastic waste by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tech giants, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group) have vowed to significantly boo...

Taiwan's EPA minister to attend Our Ocean Conference in Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration Minister Chang Tzi-chin (張子敬) will be attending the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Palau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MO...

Dust storm in China moving eastward, may affect Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As air quality in western Taiwan reached yellow to red alert levels due to unfavorable conditions for air pollutant dispersion, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Director-Gener...

Taiwan to ban polystyrene cups from July 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will ban the use of foamed plastic cups such as those made of polystyrene starting July 1, 2022, in a move to cut the waste of single-use plastic containers, the En...

Taiwan's International Conference on Ecotourism highlights sustainable tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Conference on Ecotourism, organized by the Taiwan Ecotourism Association (TEA), highlighted the sustainable development of that industry on Friday aftern...

Diplomatic corps cleans up beach to show care for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) joined ambassadors, officials, and students from 14 of Taiwan’s allies to clean a beach in Taoyuan on Saturday (Nov...

Taiwan cleans up 93% of polluted farmland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Of the 1,196 hectares of polluted farmland in the country, 93% has already been cleaned up, with the task likely to be completed by the end of the year, reports said Frida...

Taiwan's pleas to be part of COP26 fall on deaf ears

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The COP26 Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, has focused the thoughts of the world once more on the issue of climate change. These U.N. climate change conferences ofte...

Taiwan’s Tainan sets up free beverage stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —In light of the Environmental Protection Administration’s tea serving campaign, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Thursday (Sept. 16) activated a map to assist peop...

Taiwan mounts campaign to promote cellphone recycling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmental authorities in Taiwan are calling on people to recycle unused smartphones and get preferential offers in a bid to make the most of unwanted electronic device...