During 2018, the EPA conducted its first “Recycling and Circular Economy Assessment”, which concluded with an end-of-year presentation and award ceremony on 26 December 2018. In order to encourage enterprises to actively promote a circular economy, the EPA has been facilitating related inter-industry observations and growth.
The assessment carried out this year aimed to encourage enterprises to adopt systematic designs for creating output values reflecting a circular economy, through improving energy efficiency and better collection, reuse and recycling of resources, waste products, and wastewater generated in production processes. The key target for the 2018 evaluation was reuse organizations. The assessment comprised three categories, namely “core indicators”, “industry-specific indicators” and “advanced indicators”. After a preliminary review, a document review, and onsite inspections, nine enterprises were awarded an excellent rank of two stars. Fifteen other enterprises achieved a one-star rank.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 22(1)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)