The “2030 Future Beyond the Circle, Future All Together”, a four-day exhibition on circular economy, took place on 3-6 September 2020. It featured roughly 50 participating parties in the field of circular economy. To show people how to incorporate the concept of circular economy in their daily lives, the exhibition area was divided into six categories which represented the bare necessities of life. Many participating parties presented products or services that were both innovative and culturally enriching, for example, rental systems. Homeapp123 provides a rental platform for users to rent out their home appliances that are not frequently used. ChingPiao and Good to Go are services that help reduce single-use plastics by offering reusable tableware. Mangodan rented out shelves that are made from recycled plastic.
There were also companies that focus on the theme of zero waste and circular economy. For example, Double Dribble turns recycled basketballs into delicate products. Taiwan Banner Bag manufactures products that display Taiwanese culture with recycled flags. Chabuwu promotes creative designs using blue-dye plants and recycled clothing and waste fabric. Village Wu Workshop is a company near a small fishing town that promotes regional revitalization. They make trendy shoulder bags with recycled fishing nets. Other exhibited products that had innovative designs included: Health Life’s 3R green pillow which incorporates the concept of circular economy in the manufacturing process, and the “kitty tea” that is cultivated with compost made from recycled cat litter, forming an endless circle of life.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (9)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)