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Taiwan coffee shop owner returns trash to litterbug by mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coffee shop owner in the northern Taiwanese city of Keelung said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that he once sent a bag of trash back to the individual who left it near the Waimusha...

Cigarette litterbug receives 22 tickets in 2 hours in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A driver has received 22 notices after discarding 22 cigarette butts from their car within two hours in south Taiwan. A Facebook user on Saturday (Dec. 5) posted photos...

Taipei to ban smoking at areas around MRT Ximen Station from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Smoking will not be allowed at areas surrounding a Taipei Metro station in the boisterous western district of Ximenting starting July 1, and violators will face a fine of ...

Taipei ban on disposable tableware at supermarkets to kick in May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei supermarkets will be banned from providing single-use tableware to customers starting May 1 in an effort to reduce waste, the Department of Environmental Protection...

Chromium pollutants found in Taiwanese farms, labeled as safe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) held a press conference with several environmental nonprofits on April 1, accusing Tainan City government of allowing corn-harvesting even...

Face mask litterers can be fined up to NT$6,000: Health Ministry

Individuals who are found throwing their discarded surgical masks on the streets can be fined up to NT$6,000 (US$196), according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). The masks, which are c...

Taipei ban on disposable tableware at department stores starts Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 55 department stores and shopping malls in Taipei are banned from providing one-time use tableware for customers starting Wednesday (Jan. 1). The measure is ...

Taiwan expands restrictions on single-use cutlery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tougher restrictions on the use of single-use cutlery at department stores, shopping malls, and retailers, announced the Environmental Protection Admini...

Taipei designates two more riverside parks as legal graffiti spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two more riverbank areas have been added to the list of locations where graffiti activity is allowed in the capital of Taiwan, the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) of Ta...

Update: Pig carcass spotted in downtown Taipei

Update: 01/09 5:40 p.m. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) on Tuesday (Jan. 8) announced that the dead musk pig, which weighed over 180 kilograms, has tested n...

Taiwan's Yunlin County bans feeding food scraps to pigs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yunlin County has become the first region to ban using food waste as pig feed in the face of a potential African swine fever epidemic. The announcement came from newly-...

British con artist retracts fake apology, restarts videos of Taiwanese women, breaks law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A mere two days after issuing a fake video apology, a British con artist, who has uploaded a number of exploitive videos of Taiwanese women he met on the streets of Taipei, has...

Taiwan police crack case of abandoned pile of mannequins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu Police Bureau announced Friday that the person responsible for dumping over a dozen mannequin parts along Dong An-li Road in Hsinchu County is in police custod...

Free bag ban to be expanded to 100,000 stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced on Tuesday that a new extension of the 2002 ban on free plastic bags will affect about 100,000 stores acros...

Skating streamer 'CJayride' slammed by netizens for littering live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American streamer who has recently been skateboarding around Taipei with live video feeds received scathing criticism online yesterday for a compilation video showing him delib...