E.SUN FHC Joins City in Banning Disposable, Melamine Utensils
Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the press conference organized by E.SUN FHC to announce the corporation’s ban on the use of disposable utensils and melamine utensils. The company is the first financial enterprise in Taipei to implement the policy promoted by city hall.During his address, the mayor expressed his gratitude to the company. He hopes that more companies will join the ranks of policy supporters, since the move will help improve Taiwan’s air quality, thereby benefiting all of the inhabitants on the island.According to the mayor, the incineration of waste materials often results in the release of PM 2.5 and dioxin into the atmosphere. Rather than smoking, this is the primary culprit for making lung cancer the first place on the top 10 list of leading causes of death.Therefore, he believes in adopting the “3R” method to safeguard public health – reduction, reuse, and recycle. He proposed starting with reducing the amount of waste produced and reusing waste that can be reused. Finally, the implementation of recycling also maximizes the value of all items. The implementation of these policies will require the support of citizens.Ko stressed that Taipei’s implementation approach is to start from the inside and expand outward, beginning with the public sector and promoting them to private sector partners. Statistics from within the city government showed an 80-percent reduction of recycled papers and 67-percent drop in plastic wastes compared to the same period last year.