十大零售通路垃圾調查 六都家庭每週買回2.2億件塑膠 | Research shows households in 6 municipalities produce more than 220 million plastic waste per week

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綠色和平13日公布調查,六都家庭每週買回超過2.2億件塑膠。(圖/綠色和平提供)| Greenpeace Taiwan published their citizen science research on Aug. 13, revealing that six special municipalities of Taiwan use more than 220 million plastic products and packagings per week.
綠色和平13日公布調查,六都家庭每週買回超過2.2億件塑膠。(圖/綠色和平提供)| Greenpeace Taiwan published their citizen science research on Aug. 13, revealing that six special municipalities of Taiwan use more than 220 million plastic products and packagings per week.

【看英文中國郵報學英文】你知道自己從賣場買回了多少塑膠嗎?綠色和平13日公布公民科學調查結果,輔以內政部縣市戶數的統計資料推算出,六都所有家庭每週從十大零售通路,可能買回超過2億2千多萬件的塑膠。

Are you aware of the number of plastics that come with the products you purchase from supermarkets? On Aug. 13, Greenpeace Taiwan published a citizen science research. With the official number of households from the Ministry of the Interior, it is estimated that the six special municipalities of Taiwan, including Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung, consume more than 220 million plastic products and packagings per week. 

綠色和平此次從六都招募36戶家庭共91人參與調查,以民眾自身平常採買的習慣,連續7天拍照記錄在全聯、家樂福量販店、家樂福便利購、7-Eleven、全家便利超商、大潤發、Costco好市多、愛買、頂好與美廉社等10間零售通路,購物所產生的塑膠製品與塑膠包裝。

The research recruited participation from 36 households, 91 individuals in total. In the duration of one week, participants photographed all the plastic products and packagings of their daily purchases from top supermarket chains in Taiwan: PX Mart, Carrefour, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Costco, A-Mart, Wellcome and Simple Mart Retail. 

綠色和平調查六都家庭每週買回塑膠種類(圖/綠色和平提供)| Greenpeace estimated the number of plastic products and packagings consumed per week by types.
綠色和平調查六都家庭每週買回塑膠種類(圖/綠色和平提供)| Greenpeace estimated the number of plastic products and packagings consumed per week by types.

此次調查後,估計平均每戶每週從這些零售通路帶回約35個塑膠製品及包裝。除了常見的塑膠袋、塑膠膜、塑膠盒、塑膠托盤與網袋,飲料杯、杯蓋、吸管及寶特瓶的使用也很驚人。

Plastic consumption of the six special municipalities, calculated and averaged based on the photos sent in by participants, was estimated to be on average 35 plastic items per household per week. Besides plastic bags, wraps, boxes, plates and mesh bags, which often come with supermarket purchases, other plastic waste, such as plastic cups from tea shops, plastic lids, straws and plastic bottles, also make up a large proportion of plastic consumption. 

回收業者指出,這些被民眾買回的塑膠製品,屬於實務上難以回收的比例約為62%。另外,這些塑膠廢棄物因為混雜後不易分類,再製後的品質不好,回收價格低,而難以進入回收循環,最後只能被當一般垃圾丟棄,由焚化或掩埋處理。

Waste recyclers pointed out that 62 percent of these plastic waste from disposable products or packagings are either difficult to recycle or non-recyclable. This is because it is often difficult and expensive to separate plastic waste, and in many cases, the quality of the post-recycled materials do not worth a lot. So instead, many are treated as regular waste and end up in landfills or incinerators.

綠色和平減塑專案負責人張凱婷表示,根據專家觀察,流入海洋的垃圾,大部分都是塑膠包裝;因此,他們鼓勵企業公布塑膠使用量,制定減塑計畫,革新物流系統,扭轉海洋環境生態。

Greenpeace Taiwan’s plastic-reduction project leader, Chang Kai-ting (張凱婷), explained that the majority of the waste found in the ocean surrounding the island is plastic. Thus, besides consumers, Greenpeace also hopes that retailers and business operators would join the effort in reducing plastic use, adding that by setting plastic-reduction goals, reforming production line, people can save Taiwan’s marine environment from further deterioration.

綠色和平調查六都每週買回塑膠量(圖/綠色和平提供)|  Greenpeace estimated the number of plastic products and packagings consumed per week by each of the six special municipalities.
綠色和平調查六都每週買回塑膠量(圖/綠色和平提供)| Greenpeace estimated the number of plastic products and packagings consumed per week by each of the six special municipalities.