Greenpeace urges timeline for plastic reduction goals
Greenpeace has called on Taiwan's government to release a detailed timeline, showing how it plans to achieve its goal to phase out several types of single-use plastics, by 2030.
The environmental protection group says many people in Taiwan's food and beverage industry support plastic reduction efforts, but feel they are receiving insufficient support from the government.
According to the results of a survey conducted by the group in 2021, the main difficulties cited by business owners in this regard were the low proportion of customers who bring reusable containers, the lack of sanitation guidelines for shops that transition away from plastics, and inconsistent policy enforcement by the government.
Greenpeace has used that feedback to compile a list of recommendations for the government, including issuing a detailed blueprint or timeline for achieving Taiwan's plastic reduction goals and doing more to promote reusable containers in public.