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New Taipei’s coastal businesses join government to launch beach cleaning cooperative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses along New Taipei’s coastline have joined the New Taipei City Government Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) Beach Cleaning Cooperative to pr...

Taiwanese businesses flourish from demand for laptops from recycled materials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As major personal computer (PC) brands recycle their products and work with exclusive renewed material suppliers in what is becoming the new norm, Taiwan businesses must s...

Taiwan's Green Island installs new batfish mailboxes

TAITUNG (Taiwan News) — Following the opening of the world’s deepest underwater mailbox in 2018, Green Island has built another underwater mailbox with an onshore counterpart, both shaped ...

Business Today rallies business partners for beach cleaning campaign in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Business Today and five of its business partners formed a group consisting of 147 volunteers to clean up a beach in New Taipei’s Wanli District on Sunday (Sept. 26),...

Taiwan's ASE Group establishes diving team to clean up marine debris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Foundation has established an “ASE Environment Protection Divi...

Taiwan NGOs urge government action on trash-filled beaches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 153,400 bags of trash has been found on Taiwan's beaches in one year, turning them into garbage heaps, according to a Greenpeace survey. The 12 million l...

Taiwan companies pioneer products made of recycled marine debris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Plastics Industry Development Center (PIDC) is creating a robust ecosystem in which recycled products are not only attractive but profitable. As the engine...

Local governments enforcing responsible fishery in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Through innovation, recycling, and registration, local authorities are making fishery — one of the oldest economic activities in the country — sustainable. ...

Marine debris poisoning Taiwan's waters despite government pledge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An investigation has revealed worsening pollution along Taiwan’s coastline despite the government’s ambitious plan to clean up the seashore. Premier Su Tsen...

Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Ha...

Earth Day 2021: Taiwanese magazine wages war on ocean trash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Business Today Magazine revealed the areas most vulnerable to marine debris in Taiwan this Earth Day, and the country's southwestern coast remains the dirtiest, with t...

Taiwan's foreign minister talks partnership with US environmental chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Tuesday (Dec. 22) expressed his determination to pursue stronger ties with the U.S. in a phone call with American Environm...

Taiwan to be more vulnerable than thought to marine debris: study

Taiwan could be the recipient of more floating marine debris in the future than previously thought as the Western Pacific Ocean emerges as a hotspot for the waste, a recent study by Academia Sinica ha...

Taiwan donates record amount to APEC ahead of key meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has pledged to donate US$1.5 million to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) for its economic and technical cooperation initiatives, an amount double the go...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise n...