Amendments to PVC Container Recycling Fee Rate Preannounced


The EPA noted that Taiwan primarily utilizes incineration for trash disposal. PVC produces dioxins when incinerated because of the chloride it contains. The use of PVC containers in Taiwan has steadily decreased over the recent years. In 2017, PVC containers made up 0.29% of plastic containers used, and constituted 0.47% of the total plastic containers Recycling Amendments to PVC Container Recycling Fee Rate Preannounced The EPA plans to adjust the recycling fee rate for the collection and disposal of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) containers in order to reduce their impact on the environment. The EPA will use economic incentives to encourage enterprises to reduce their use of PVC containers and find replacement materials that are more beneficial for the resource cycle. recycled. To reduce the burden of PVC on the environment and on recycling and disposal systems, the EPA has adjusted the recycling and disposal fee rates for PVC containers from NT$18.5 per kilogram to NT$87 per kilogram to encourage businesses to choose alternative materials. New rates are expected to take effect on 1 July 2019.

Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
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