New Taipei City Campus "Second-hand Merchandise Exchange for Love"
New Taipei City Campus "Second-hand Merchandise Exchange for Love"

New Taipei City Campus "Second-hand Merchandise Exchange for Love"

2020/09/17
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At the start of the new college semester, students tend to leave a lot of items behind when they move out of their old dormitories. The New Taipei City Environmental Protection Department is collaborating with colleges and universities to sponsor an exchange event, like a flea market, of second-hand home appliances, tables and chairs at the Oriental Institute of Technology, St. John's University in Tamsui, where people can ‘exchange for love’ by purchasing second-hand items while making protecting the earth and being more environmentally friendly.
The Environmental Protection Department highlighted the ‘campus second-hand flea market’ held in Cardinal Tien Junior College of Healthcare and Management and Chihlee University of Technology last year where 76 items of home appliances, life appliances, and used bicycle merchandise were sold for a total of 18 thousand dollars, all of which was donated to the campus second-hand promotional platform and to underprivileged students. This year, the Environmental Protection Department is working once again with the Oriental Institute of Technology and St. John's University.
The Environmental Protection Department expresses that the auctioned goods in the flea market were collected by the Oriental Institute of Technology and St. John's University in the two ‘recycle second-hand items for goodwill activities in June of this year. There are also goods that are collected from people by New Taipei City’s ‘Happiness Station’, and the cleaning teams in Banchiao, Tamsui Districts.
The Environmental Protection Department points out that since the launch of the ‘old love for new – unused items matching platform’ 12 years ago, the innovative ‘Happiness Station’ has been introduced to match people’s second-hand goods to people from underprivileged, poor, jobless, and low-income backgrounds so that underprivileged families that cannot afford to buy items can receive second-hand items that otherwise would be thrown out.

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