Taipei to ban single use plastic cups

24 November, 2022

Courtesy of ICRT


The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection is reminding residents that beverage shops in the city will be prohibited from providing single-use plastic drinking cups from 1 December.


The department says the move is in line with international trends and the city government's implementation of plastic reduction policies.

According to city hall, the ban includes eco-friendly cups made of biodegradable plastic materials.


The Taipei City Government is also planning to introduce a new system for reusable cups on 1 January aimed at ensuring at least 5% of convenience store chain branches and fast food outlets provide a reusable cup loan service.

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