Taipei to ban single use plastic cups
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.