A nice initiative we saw during our recent research in Taipei. Today we’d like to introduce a few initiatives we found about resource collection in the city.⁠
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⁠ We happened to pass by a 7-Eleven store, where there were boxes set up to collect PET bottles and batteries. The system is that you can get points for collecting 5 pieces of each. (5 collected = 1 NTD point) "Collaboration between convenience stores and resource collection” is something I myself have been expecting for a long time in Japan, so I was very happy to see it in action.⁠


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When we passed by a Family Mart store, we saw a clothing collection box outside the store. In fact, you will see this through out the city, not only in convenience stores but also in parks and on sidewalks. A little research revealed that the government's environmental protection bureau is the main organization, and a welfare organization seems to be in charge of the operation. The collected clothes are sorted, and those that can still be worn are donated to families in need in Taiwan and abroad, or sold at recycle stores or charity bazaars.⁠


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These are all wonderful efforts.⁠
Taiwan is an island nation just like Japan, and it seems that the shift to a circular society is progressing at a rapid pace.⁠