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Old 12-14-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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I read that on January 1, 2018, Taiwan, ROC expands the plastic restriction scheme to 100,000 more businesses which includes pharmacies, bookstores, bakeries, and Tapioca/boba shops. Its likely these shops would consequently switch to paper bags.
Though I would like to ask why doesn't Taiwan restrict the countless number of plastic cups and containers they use instead, including the film wrapping bakery items? Plastic with direct contact of food especially drinks are a well known health risk to humans and take more room in garbage than that of the carryout bag.
The use of plastic bags in these shops are minuscule compared to all these other plastics these shops use. Usually the only people who request bags are those who carry multiple items out and don't want items to leak or spill. I am guessing those environ nuts just want to make a statement rather than solve any real issues?
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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if you want to drink out of a paper cup...

what else do you want the cups to be made of? come on, give some suggestions because I ain't brining my own cup to be filled if I can't bring a barrel of it home

prefer the plastic cups to paper/styrofoam, and styrofoam isn't better for environment either
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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The plastic used to make cups are easier to recycle and bring more money than the plastic film used for shopping bags.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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I was just reading an article the other day about have many millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans and waterways every year. It was some staggering figure. Some of this stuff doesn't degrade for centuries, and even then it breaks down to a molecular level that ends up in fish that we eat.
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