Cherish Our Food: the Green Point x Cherish Food Restaurants Campaign
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Cherish Our Food: the Green Point x Cherish Food Restaurants Campaign

2018/08/01
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Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan EPA) wishes to further encourage people to recognize and accept the idea of cutting down food waste and cherish our food. Thus, after holding the Cherish Food press conference echoing the World Food Day, Taiwan EPA further incorporated 21 Cherish Food Restaurants to become part of the Green Point campaign. Cherish Food Restaurants are the ones that promote the concept of reducing food waste and wasteful consumption, and the 21 restaurants participating in the campaign are certified by Taipei & New Taipei City Government.

The Green Point x Cherish Food Restaurants campaign allows more than 200,000 Green Point members to part-pay their bills with their green points. Taiwan EPA provides a Green Point Gourmet Map which shows the location of the Cherish Food Restaurants. This campaign provides people with a new option to use their green points and make green purchases. It is hoped that through promoting “green diet”, such as eating locally produced food, cherishing our food, and consuming off-grade produce, people will change their eating habit.

Cherish Food Restaurants provide more than food; the restaurants also want to promote the concept of reducing food miles, avoiding highly-processed food, and keeping the nutrients of the produces. These restaurants hope that the public will hold new perceptions toward food consumption while enjoying delicious dishes. Minister Lee Ying-yuan of Taiwan EPA also emphasized the highest use of wholesome unmarketable food. Imperfect produces, which are commonly perceived as “ugly vegetables and fruits”, are perfect in texture, flavor, and the nutrients contained, and can undoubtedly turn into delicious meals. Minister Lee encourage people to best use these ugly produces as cutting down food waste is one of the goals for transforming into a circular economy. Minister Lee stated that one of the goals proposed by the government is to reduce food waste which can further help to reduce the total amount of general waste produced.

In order to provide the public with eco-friendly choices, Taiwan EPA has begun to cooperate with 21 cafes and restaurants, including A Thoughtful Place, Kinfolk, Hao’s Coffee Roasters, Ooh Cha Cha (both Guting MRT and Technology Building Branch), Duomo Café, Taiwan Su Vegan Organic Restaurant, Enjoy the Sun Italian Bistro, CBD café, Vegluu, Under the Tree Healthy Cuisine, Housebook, I.C. Airport, Rice revolution vegetarian restaurant, Cynomy, Cura Pizza, Turning Table La Birreria, Old Lady Tai food, DDshop, Original Vegan, First Floor Café, etc.

Once joined the Green Point membership, members can part-pay their bills with their green points at these restaurants and cafes starting from July 1st. The EPA hopes that by giving discounts to Green Point members, people will begin to take measures in daily life to save our planet.

The EPA explains that the Green Point x Cherish Food Restaurants campaign will run from July 1st to December 31st. Green Point members can enjoy various rewards when paying their bills partially with their green points. Firstly, Green Point members can receive up to 300 to 500 points for each purchase made with green points. Secondly, if you make purchases with green points at more than three Cherish Food Restaurants or cafes, you can receive an extra 500 points. Lastly, if you check-in to Cherish Food Restaurants on Facebook, you will enter the lucky draw to earn 500,000 green points (equivalent to NTD 5000).

Further information on the campaign can be found at the Green Point website https://www.greenpoint.org.tw/. Please find the details on the website or call the Green Point Customer Service at (02)26519502.

Source: https://enews.epa.gov.tw/enews/fact_Newsdetail.asp?InputTime=1070629121321