With green, eco-friendly chemicals becoming a global initiative, the EPA has set up incentives to drive R&D, improvements and promotion of green chemicals. The EPA revised the Regulations on Awards for Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Handling based on the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act. The EPA hopes to encourage industries to play their roles in promoting eco-friendly chemicals.
In addition to broadening the qualifications to participate, the amendments were also made to: the awards to be conferred on a biennial basis; set limitations to signing up for the award; improve the regulations for the selection committee. There were also revisions for the awarding and public recognition of groups and individuals. Besides receiving a trophy, individuals may also receive prize money. Recipients who have won for two consecutive years must wait three years before being eligible to participate again, in order to encourage more groups and individuals to participate.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 22 (8)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)