Canada media outlet lauds local recycling program
CNATAIPEI--An article published by the Geopolitical Monitor, which describes itself as a Canadian intelligence publication and consultancy, lauded Taiwan's recycling reforms in a May article, saying that Canada could learn from Taiwan's example in terms of reducing waste, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Friday.
September 7, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
While per capita garbage produced daily fell 57.5 percent from 1998 to 2010 in Taiwan, Canadians continue to create more waste than other countries, according to a May 27 article published on the same website.
The article attributed Taiwan's achievements to the EPA's recycling program, which has created economic incentives for ordinary Taiwanese and manufacturers alike to reduce waste, such as the pay-as-you-throw plan that has citizens with more non-recyclable trash paying higher collection fees.