KFC Taiwan stops serving plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking straws, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restauran...

EU reaches agreement on single-use plastic ban

European lawmakers have reached an agreement on a ban of single-use plastic products, the Austrian presidency said in Brussels on Wednesday. Elisabeth Koestinger, Austria's federal minister for s...

Taiwan authorities to start banning single-use plastic straws from July 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is planning to introduce new regulations to curb plastic use in certain places next year. Many places across Taiwan will be barred from providing custome...

China’s plastic ban creates problems in Great Britain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s January 1 ban on the import of plastic waste is already creating problems for the recycling industry in Great Britain, reports said Wednesday. For 20 year...

Faced with 'naked bread' woman forced to buy plastic bag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Now that Taiwan's strict new plastic bag ban has kicked in, a Taiwanese woman took to social media to complain that the bakery she frequents sold her a loaf of bread that w...

Taipei City to expand ban on sale of plastic bags from 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- From the beginning of 2018, plastic shopping bags will be forbidden from being sold at hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores. At a news conference on Friday, Lu...