Sat, Mar 30, 2002 - Page 2 News List

EPA rebuffs plastics firms

WASTE MANAGEMENT The plastics industry begged the government to revise its timetable for banning plastic bags and utensils, saying 100,000 families were affected

By Chiu Yu-Tzu  /  STAFF REPORTER

Some legislators urged the industry to cut their production in order not to indulge consumers.

"We've abused plastic bags for too long. We really need a new policy to help us step by step quit our addiction to the material," said DPP legislator Chou Ching-yu (周清玉).

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