7-11擴大減塑 9/11起全台門市「不再主動提供吸管」| 7-Eleven to stop providing free plastic straws by Sep. 11

▲響應政府限塑政策,7-Eleven今(12)日宣布,再度自發性擴大減塑措施(示意圖/取自 Pixabay)|7-Eleven will stop providing free plastic straws by Sep. 11 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the convenience store company said on Aug. 12.
▲響應政府限塑政策,7-Eleven今(12)日宣布,再度自發性擴大減塑措施(示意圖/取自 Pixabay)|7-Eleven will stop providing free plastic straws by Sep. 11 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the convenience store company said on Aug. 12.

【看英文中國郵報學英文】響應政府限塑政策,7-Eleven今(12)日宣布,再度自發性擴大減塑措施,除了政府列管的4大場所內的150家門市不提供一次性塑膠吸管外,8月14日起將進一步擴大於台北市800家、9月11日起全台5500家門市皆不主動提供吸管,預估一年將可省下5.5億支塑膠吸管。

7-Eleven will stop providing free plastic straws by Sep. 11 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the convenience store company said on Aug. 12. In addition to the 150 stores located with the business districts that fall under the new regulation, 7-Eleven said that 800 stores in the Taipei area will enforce the ban starting on Aug. 14. All 5,500 stores under the group will comply with the new regulation by Sep. 11.

根據環保署統計,台灣一年用掉的塑膠吸管高達30億支,因此推動「禁用塑膠吸管政策」,規定政府部門、學校、百貨公司、連鎖速食店等4大場所,內用餐飲不得提供一次性塑膠吸管,並於7月正式上路。

According to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Taiwan consumers use up to 30 billion plastic straws per year. The EPA has therefore implemented new “restrictions on the use of single-use plastic straws” (禁用塑膠吸管政策), which ban the provision of single-use plastic straws at dine-in facilities in government agencies, educational institutions, department stores, and fast food outlets. The ban went into effect on July 1.

統一超商指出,他們於7月1日起就依照政府規範場所的門市,內用不提供一次性塑膠吸管,現調飲品改以就口杯,珍珠、有料茶飲、思樂冰則提供生物可分解及紙吸管等符合政府規定的環保吸管供應消費者。

Since that day, 7-Eleven has phased out plastic straws for dine-in services in some stores and switched to drinks with lids or biodegradable straws from certified, environmentally friendly producers.

此外,統一超商旗下關係企業包括統一時代百貨、夢時代購物中心、星巴克、Mister Donut、COLD STONE、Semeur聖娜、21世紀等也紛紛響應減塑政策,即日起逐步改以就口杯、環保材質吸管取代或不提供吸管,期望逐漸改變民眾使用習慣,達到源頭減量的效果。

Besides 7-Eleven, other companies under the Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (統一企業公司), including Uni-President Department Store, Dream Mall, as well as brands such as Starbucks, Mister Donut, COLD STONE, Semeur, and 21 Century, have all joined the effort in reducing plastic straws usage by switching to drinks with lids, recyclable straws, or completely stop providing straws. The goal is to solve Taiwan’s plastic problem by its root and change the public’s reliance on straws.

針對政府「限塑令」,OKmart也指出,他們配合政府政策為主,熱飲都提供就口杯蓋,以利消費者飲用,冷飲部分在4大指定場域,若有消費者主動索取吸管,則提供可分解的PLA環保吸管,其餘門市,屬於外帶場域,非現今政令的內用場域,因此如果客人要求,門市方還是會提供吸管予以使用。

OK Mart, another major convenience store chain in Taiwan, also expressed their commitment to reduce plastic straw usage. Yet, they will still provide straws at the requested of customers. However, OK Mart explained that they will only provide compostable PLA straws if the stores are located within one of the above-mentioned business areas. ●