1.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan Huan-Shu-Fei-Tzu No. 0950044991 on June 9, 2006 Stipulated and promulgated
2.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan Huan-Shu-Fei-Tzu No. 1080056916 on August 8, 2019 Revised announcement name and 4 points within the overall Announcement (Original name: Premises Subject to Restriction on Use of Disposable Tableware, Implementation Methods, and Implementation Date; New name: Premises Subject to Restriction on Use of Disposable Tableware and Implementation Methods)
I.Premises subject to use restrictions:
(I)Public entities: Government authorities or enterprises, or
private enterprises, that operate convenience stores, coope
ratives, cafeterias, or other catering businesses for emplo
yees, faculty, students, or patients in the following premi
1.Government entities: Government entities include governme
nt authorities (including military authorities and milita
ry welfare supply stations), and state-owned enterprises.
3.Public medical institutions.
(II)Private schools: Private schools or private enterprises th
at operate convenience stores, cooperatives, cafeterias, o
r other catering businesses for employees, faculty, or stu
dents in private schools.
(III)Department stores and shopping centers: Department stores
refer to retailers that sell multiple products in separa
te departments on the same premises. Shopping centers ref
er to premises with integrated shopping, leisure, culture
, entertainment, catering, exhibition, or information ser
vice facilities. They include enterprises in the aforemen
tioned department stores or shopping centers that provide
vending or catering services.
(IV)Hypermarkets: Hypermarkets refer to enterprises that provi
de wholesale or retail of a wide range of products, with w
arehouse storage integrated with retail outlets. They incl
ude enterprises in the aforementioned hypermarkets that pr
ovide vending or catering services.
(V)Supermarkets: Supermarkets refer to enterprises that provid
e retail services for general household products and food,
as well as fresh and packaged food products, including ente
rprises that operate in the form of employee convenience st
ores or cooperatives. They include enterprises in the afore
mentioned supermarkets that provide vending or catering ser
(VI)Chain convenience stores: Chain convenience stores refer t
o enterprises that provide convenient products such as fas
t food, beverages, daily necessities, and service products
to satisfy customers' immediate needs, and which operate
as chain stores.
(VII)Chain fast food restaurants: Chain fast food restaurants
refer to enterprises that provide fast food, operate as c
hain stores, conduct business operations within buildings
or extending from buildings to arcades, sidewalks, or ot
her public areas, and provide seats for customers to cons
ume food onsite after ordering.
(VIII)Eating and drinking establishments with storefronts: Eat
ing and drinking establishments with storefronts refer t
o enterprises that provide catering services, conduct bu
siness operations within buildings or extending from bui
ldings to arcades, sidewalks, or other public areas, and
which provide seats for customers to consume food onsit
e after ordering. They include restaurants and beverage
stores. However, this provision shall not apply to cater
ing stores (vendors) in public or private markets or nig
II.Implementation methods for use restrictions:
(I)The disposable tableware specified in the Announcement refe
rs to tableware provided for catering consumers for one-tim
e use, which is designed and produced as disposable items a
nd which objectively cannot be cleaned and provided to cons
umers for repeated use.
(II)Premises subject to use restrictions may not provide dispo
sable tableware made of plastic. The scope is as follows:
1.Restaurants and other catering enterprises in public entit
ies and private schools, catering enterprises department s
tores and shopping centers, catering enterprises in hyperm
arkets, catering enterprises in supermarkets, chain conven
ience stores, chain fast food restaurants, and eating and
drinking establishments with storefronts may not provide c
ooked or prepared food, beverages, or seasoning in plastic
cups, bowls, plates, dishes, or food boxes, or plastic fo
od plates inside food boxes to consumers for use.
2.Convenience store, cooperatives, and other vendors in publ
ic entities and private schools, vendors in department sto
res and shopping centers, vendors in hypermarkets, and ven
dors in supermarkets may not provide beverages or lunch bo
xes in plastic cups, food boxes, or plastic food plates in
side food boxes to consumers for use.
3.The following plastic products are not included in the sco
pe of restrictions:
(1)Lids, cup stands, and sealing film on paper cups.
(3)Food packaged in sealing film and placed on racks as pr
oducts for display and purchase.
(III)Disposable tableware made of the following materials is n
ot included within the disposable tableware made of plast
ic specified in the Announcement:
1.Disposable tableware with primary materials based on paper
, wood chips, sugarcane, common reeds, hemp, rice straw, s
traw, rice hulls, and other plant fiber and made with plas
tic coating, adhesive plastic film, or other physical meth
ods with which plastic substances can be separated, provid
ed that the weight of the plastic contents is lower than t
en percent of the overall weight of the disposable tablewa
re minus the weight of the lid.
2.Disposable tableware made from completely biodegradable ma
(IV)The following premises subject to the use restrictions may
not provide disposable tableware made of plastic (includi
ng cups, bowls, plates, dishes, food boxes, and plastic fo
od plates inside food boxes) in accordance with section II
(II) of the Announcement, and shall perform the following
1.Government entities, cafeteria and other catering enterpri
ses in private schools, department stores, shopping center
s, and hypermarkets (excluding chain convenience stores an
d chain fast food restaurants therein):
When they provide food on the premises for consumers to co
nsume onsite, they may not provide disposable tableware ma
de of any material (including cups, bowls, plates, dishes,
food boxes, plastic food plates inside food boxes, chopst
icks, spoons, knives, forks, and stirring sticks) and may
not use tableware wrapped in plastic bags to serve food.
2.Department stores, shopping centers, and hypermarkets (exc
luding chain convenience stores and chain fast food restau
rants therein) shall perform the matters in the preceding
item based on the dates proposed by the local competent au
thorities and approved by the central competent authority.
3.The prohibition on disposable tableware made of any materi
al specified in Item 1 does not include those that contain
food and which are placed on racks as products for displa
y and purchase.
III.Cases where disposable tableware can be provided on a provis
(I)Under one of the following conditions, the local competent
authorities may, to ensure food sanitation and safety and p
revent the spread of diseases, allow certain or all governm
ent entities, public schools, private schools, department s
tores, shopping centers, and hypermarkets to provide dispos
able tableware on a provisional basis within a specified pe
riod of time, and report to the central competent authority
for reference after granting approval:
1.Regional drought or outbreak of contagious disease.
2.Where premises subject to the use restrictions cannot clea
n the tableware due to failure of cleaning equipment or ot
her reasons, and where application is made to the local co
mpetent authority for provisional use of disposable tablew
are within thirty-six hours of the occurrence of the cause
that prevents cleaning of the tableware.
(II)Where the scope of the drought or outbreak of contagious d
isease specified in Item 1 of the preceding subparagraph h
as spread across jurisdictions of multiple local competent
authorities, the central competent authority may provide
approval for all regions.
IV.Penalties for violation of the Announcement: Entities in viol
ation of the provisions in the Announcement shall be penalize
d in accordance with Article 51, Paragraph 3 of the Waste Dis