循環經濟創造環境永續, 2017「循環經濟全球論壇」隆重登場! Circular Economy creates sustainable environment and 2017 Circular Economy Global Forum is making its grand debut.

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發布日期:2017.09.25

                 環保署為推動循環經濟創造環境永續,於本(106)年9月25日假福華國際文教會館14樓會議廳舉辦2017「循環經濟全球論壇」,邀請來自美國、歐盟、英國、德國、荷蘭、瑞士、愛沙尼亞、日本、韓國、紐西蘭、越南及薩爾瓦多等12國官員代表與產業專家共同參與,就「塑膠循環經濟」與「剩食循環經濟」議題交流創新作法與成功案例。 

        臺灣環保成果傲人,廢棄物回收率世界第三名,2022年的回收率可望達到61%,2011年至2022年間,資源生產率每年至少提升4.1%。蔡英文總統期望臺灣走向循環經濟,致力於將廢棄物轉換為再生資源,成為亞洲循環經濟熱點。 

        本次會議特別邀請荷蘭阿爾梅勒市(Almere City, Netherlands)市長Mr. F. Weerwind以「循環城市」為題,進行專題演講,分享阿爾梅勒市推動循環經濟的經驗。阿爾梅勒市為荷蘭首都阿姆斯特丹周邊重要城市,是荷蘭示範循環經濟的重要熱點,與我國台中市結為姐妹市,明年將合辦花卉博覽會,屆時也會展現循環經濟的成果。 

        為呼應聯合國及國際對「塑膠循環經濟」的重視,環保署自明(107)年起將擴大推動一次用塑膠產品減量措施,同時全面禁用塑膠柔珠產品,更將藉由「循環經濟全球論壇」參與官員與專家,共同探討塑膠管理策略及創新技術;對於「剩食循環經濟」,除由各國說明食物減量、回收、再利用成果與措施,更進一步分享物質流管理與轉型生質能源,展現剩食減量、回收、再利用及轉型的商機。 

        環保署強調,臺灣力推循環經濟不遺餘力,期盼透過2017「循環經濟全球論壇」,凝聚各國更在循環經濟優先共識下,建立「循環經濟全球合作平台」,進一步推動臺灣與各國雙邊、多邊、區域及全球夥伴合作關係。 

 

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Circular Economy creates sustainable environment and 2017 Circular Economy Global Forum is making its grand debut. 

        To promote a circular economy and create a sustainable environment, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is holding the 2017 Circular Economy Global Forum on September 25, 2017 at the 14th floor meeting room of Howard Civil Services International House. The forum has invited 12 government delegates from the U.S.A, the European Union, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam and El Salvador as well as industry experts to participate and to exchange innovative methods and successful cases on issues such as “plastic in a circular economy” and “leftovers in a circular economy”. 

        The EPA stated that recycling performance in Taiwan is remarkable as its waste recycling rate ranked third across the world. The recycling rate is expected to reach 61% in 2022. Between 2011 and 2022, the resource productivity is to be increased at least by 4.1% annually. In addition, President Tsai Ing-wen expects Taiwan to work toward a circular economy, strive to transform waste into renewable resources and to become a circular economy leader in Asia. 

        The EPA stated that this forum has invited Mr. F. Weerwind, the Mayor of Almere City, the Netherlands to deliver a keynote speech on “circular city” and share the experience of how Almere City promotes a circular economy. The EPA explained that Almere City is an important city located near Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands and a key hotspot for the country to demonstrate a circular economy. Almere City became a sister city with Taichung, and the two cities will collaborate together on the World Floral Exposition in the upcoming year, while demonstrating results of a circular economy. 

        To correspond to the concern about “plastic in a circular economy” from the world and the United Nations, the EPA stated that the reduction measures for single use plastic products will be expanded from the beginning of 2018; meanwhile, microbeads are prohibited completely across the island. Furthermore, the 2017 Circular Economy Global Forum will have government officials and experts discuss plastic management strategy and innovative technology. In addition, they will have further exchanges on material flow management and biomass energy transformation in order to find business opportunities in material leftover reduction, recycling, reuse and transformation. 

        The EPA emphasized that Taiwan puts every effort into promoting a circular economy, anticipating to unite all countries through the 2017 Circular Economy Global Forum and to build a “circular economy global cooperation platform” under the consensus of prioritizing a circular economy. This should further deepen the bilateral, multilateral, regional and global partnerships among Taiwan and various countries.