In order to encourage the public to go to the village resource recycling stations for recycling, all local environmental protection bureaus are implementing several incentive programs to give back to the people and to rally the community towards this objective and combining activities for environmental protection.
【EN】Prepare for a green life in advance to avoid further damage to the earth from environmental pollutions. Start to be “a little greener” by recycling resources all the time.
Resource recycling in Taiwan is famous worldwide but what role does it actually play in our lives? In fact, to recycle resources properly is to practice a green life. In addition to encouraging people to take action, the Recycling Fund Management Board has launched the newsletter, “R-Paper”, to provide a detailed introduction to the various useful tips and knowledge regarding recycling and with particular reference to the Taiwanese society and lifestyle.
Get a good place for recycling in your neighborhood - village resource recycling stations
Speaking of recycling sites, in addition to recycling trucks, do you know where you can bring recyclable items? Instead of running after recycling trucks, the 10th issue of R-Paper “Special village resource recycling stations around Taiwan” has introduced in English and Chinese the resource recycling stations in our neighborhood. In fact, they are located in every village. In order to encourage people to go to these stations to recycle, the local environmental protection bureaus have been implementing incentives for the people to exchange their recyclable items for gifts in these village resource recycling stations. In this way, on the one hand, it can give back to the people; on the other hand, part of the sale of recycled resources can be applied not only in community environmental maintenance and protection but also in the care of vulnerable populations like the elderly canteen so as to achieve environmental sustainability and community cohesion. One of the features is that these stations can also suit their measures to local conditions; for example, a recycling station located near the sea has held an environmental protection activity with "Leave no garbage in the sea, recycle it on the ship” as its core advocacy.
After using paper tableware, as long as we can follow these 3 steps "clean, sort and stack", we are already doing our part.
Different ways of recycling and greener knowledge
Everyone should take the initiative to learn about the details of all kinds of recycling projects, and thus enhance the quality of the recycled items to further increase their value. In order to advocate the correct concept of recycling waste dry battery, especially in the R-Paper before Children's Day, the issue “Do not discard waste toys and recycle batteries to protect the environment” has reminded all adults and children that before discarding old toys after having bought new ones, they may tidy up the old toys at home and take out the batteries for recycling as well to protect the environment.
"How to recycle lunch boxes" was a feature in the issue, "After using disposable paper tableware, pay attention to these recycling tips.", i.e. “clean, sort and stack". These tips mean “to clean” the cups, bowls or lunch boxes first, then “sort” them and finally, “stack them in recycling bins for tableware", which not only can effectively improve the recycling efficiency of the back station of restaurants, but also put the paper tableware into the recycling system to be reused. To respond to the green life, from simple cleaning, sorting, and stacking, to eating outside while paying attention to establishments with a green initiative, we can succeed in working towards the reduction of disposable products.
When the resource recycling rate in Taiwan has exceeded 50% and the rate of reuse of resources is as high as 86.23%, Taiwan can be considered to be a model in recycling worldwide. Taiwan is now toward to build a circular economy and to reduce from resources so that we can prepare for the green life of the entire human being in advance.
As long as the people in Taiwan are willing to be "a little greener" in environmental protection, we can gradually expand the recycling habits of garbage disposal to other aspects of life so that the problems from environmental pollution won’t do damage to the society in Taiwan. Let’s create an eco-friendly green life and love our only home, the earth. For more knowledge about resource recycling, please subscribe to our newspaper "R-Paper” or follow our Facebook Page!