Taiwan Taiwan released the revised “Regulation for the Management of Industry Waste Reuse”

On January 7, 2021, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration released the “Regulation for the Management of Common Industry Waste Reuse” with some revisions. The Waste Disposal Act, which is a superordinate law of the Regulation, defines “industry waste” as follows.

[Article 39, Paragraph 2]

When the industrial waste involves the reuse of two or more industries, the central competent authority is responsible for enacting a unified regulation for reuse categories and management methods if considering it necessary.

The main revisions are as follows.

Provisions regarding reuse activities by the same corporation

A provision has been added that the industrial wastes reuse at another plant of the same corporation by a business operator that is required to submit industrial waste disposal plan is regarded as a reuse by the same business operator.

Regulations for the management of plastic waste reuse

  • In order to promote the conversion of combustible waste into fuel, “raw material for Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF)” was added to the reuse applications of “plastic waste ” which is one of the industrial wastes.
  • If the reuse of plastic waste is for food containers, a provision has been added that this should be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.

Addition of ” powder waste from fire extinguishers”

“Powder waste of fire extinguishers” was added to “industry wastes”, bringing the total to 9 types. “Reuse” specified in the appendix is “fire extinguishing agent for fire extinguishers”.

For the original text of the above article, please refer to the following URL (in traditional Chinese).

https://enews.epa.gov.tw/Page/3B3C62C78849F32F/eb71ea43-0dcb-4971-9558-eb2741363813