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MANY SUPERMARKETS OFFER CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS|提供免費透明塑膠袋 多家賣場遭檢舉

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-05-17
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Not too long ago, PX Mart was in the news for providing free plastic bags at the exit which violates the regulation on the seven big supermarkets not giving away free plastic bags. This time, Carrefour is also in the news for similar violation.

Miss Lee said, when she was shopping for fresh meat at Carrefour Supermarket, cashier did not obtain her consent, rather just pulled a plastic bag and put her meat in. This kind of courtesy is violation to the law, the super market was providing free plastic bags.

==HSIEH HAN-LIN Secretary-general, Taiwan Watch Institute==
Carrefour or other store such as Pxmart previously violated. They think that they provide better services; but some customers obviously brought their own shopping bags, why employees did not even ask customers? Therefore I think that was disrespectful to customers.

Environmental Protection Administration confirmed that Carrefour was indeed violated regulation. Stores can only provide free plastic bags unless the purchased goods are unpackaged vegetables, fruit or boiled tea eggs.

==HSIEH HAN-LIN Sec-Gen, Taiwan Watch Institute==
The regulation is somehow indulging, because the store only gets a warning for the first violation. Then the store owners may think: well, we will continue to do that until we get warning.

== LAI YING-YING Dir-Dir. EPA Waste Management==
We introduce the advising institution, because there are some small-size shop owners which they are not necessarily know the regulation. As to the current reaction, we will review into our regulations.

Environmental Protection Administration stated, they will no longer advise shop owners for the first violation. But a direct fine issuance for the first violation shall require amendment to the law. Carrefour replied that they had already terminated providing free plastic bags at registers.

TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN

日前全聯才被檢舉在結帳區外免費提供透明塑膠袋,不環保也不守法。現在又有民眾在台北市的家樂福發現收銀員在結帳時,主動將已經被包裝好的生鮮肉品,再套上一層透明塑膠袋,而且沒有收費,環保署認定這是違規也表示未來會考慮修法,不再給予業者勸導機會,有違規就直接開罰。

民眾李小姐提供影片,表示她在家樂福大直店購買生鮮肉品後、到櫃台結帳,收銀員沒有詢問她的意願,直接彎腰拿出透明塑膠袋,將刷過條碼的肉品放入,但店員這樣「貼心」的舉動,已經違法,更凸顯出大賣場變相提供免費塑膠袋的做法。

==看守台灣協會秘書長 謝和霖==
家樂福或者是其他的這些店
比如說之前的全聯
他們可能認為這個是
良好的服務
但是明明有一些人他自己有帶
自己的購物袋
所以你為何問都不問
所以我覺得這個是不尊重

環保署認定家樂福已經違規,除非是未經包裝的蔬菜、水果或茶葉蛋,可提供免費塑膠袋。

==看守台灣協會秘書長 謝和霖==
他們可能在這個法規的訂定
有點縱容
因為第一次(違規)只是開警告單
所以這個商家可能就會說
好 我就真的做嘛
你不來警告我就做
做到我被警告為止

==環保署廢管處長 賴瑩瑩==
有這樣子一個勸導的機制
是因為有些小的商家
他不一定清楚法律的規定
那因為今天發生這樣的情況
我們會來檢討我們的法規

環保署表示,首犯不再勸導,違規直接處以罰鍰,須要透過修法才能實施。家樂福則回應,已經停止收銀台主動提供免費塑膠袋。

記者黃怡菁張梓嘉台北報導。