Since 2019, Greenpeace has conducted a plastic reduction survey on eight key retail industries in Taiwan. This year, the previous survey questions have been continued and the progress since the release of the last assessment has been tracked. The deadline for data compilation is June 10 this year. Greenpeace said that with the support of the public and the joint initiative of civic groups, retail channels have successively inspected and exposed plastic footprints in the past three years, established a special plastic reduction team, and promoted plastic-free demonstration areas.
FamilyMart’s three channels have grown company banner design from the “poor performance (0-39.9 points)” level in the previous few times to the “need to continue to improve (40-69.9 points)” level. 52169239734_85edb311d9_b Photo Credit: Greenpeace The ranking of plastic reduction performance of leading retail channels has changed. Although the National Welfare Center has won the first two championships, it has dropped to the sixth place this year. Zhang Kaiting emphasized that the ten major categories of retail channels generate at least 3.6 billion pieces of waste a year, and the annual revenue of Taiwan's supermarkets, supermarkets, and mass merchandisers reaches 850 billion.
Under the influence of the epidemic, it has grown against the trend, and there are sufficient resources to Taking action, the leader can lead the transformation of the consumer market. "The elimination of single-use plastics in the retail industry is a key part of reducing carbon emissions and responding to climate action." At present, 90% of Taiwan's supermarkets still use plastic packaging for vegetables and fruits. Greenpeace calls on distributors to increase the option of unpackaged goods and adopt a reusable plan to provide consumers with a more plastic-free choice when shopping, and to replace the current light weight through substantial reduction. Quantify or replace the material strategy, with the goal of reusing 25%, and reducing the amount of plastic by 50% in 2025, reducing the harm of plastic packaging to nature.