Construction Bureau orders Health Bureau to be Thrown into the Toilet

An official document issued to district offices by the Taichung Construction Bureau ordered that the Health Bureau is to be thrown directly into the toilet. The document caused a lot of laughter among staff in both departments. The order was meant to tell staff that from July 1, toilet paper is to be thrown directly into the toilet. However, a typo resulted in the word “bureau” being printed instead of the word “paper.” See previous article: Flush, Don’t Blush Construction

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Flush Don’t Blush: EPA Launches Toilet Cultural Revolution

[Picture: United Daily News.] EPA director Lee Ying-yuan today led a press conference calling for a cultural change in toilet habits. Mr Lee called on people to flush their used toilet paper, rather than placing it in a bin. The call comes after a 3 month consultation period that involved paper manufacturers and toilet equipment manufacturers. See previous article: EPA Major Policy Shift: Toilet Paper to be Flushed. The EPA called on the public to help design a logo that

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EPA Major Policy Shift: Toilet Paper to Be Flushed

Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration has reversed its policy on disposal of toilet paper, and says that citizens will flush toilet paper in the future, rather than putting it in a bin. The policy shift comes after a 10-year long controversy that saw the EPA maintain that throwing toilet paper in the toilet would result in pollution. EPA Minister Lee Ying-yuan, speaking to the Legislative Yuan, said that the EPA future policy objective is to encourage people to change their habits.

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