Over 1,000 People Like the “Discover Carbon Labels” Series Activity on Facebook

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The “Discover Carbon Labels” activity series was organized by the EPA to increase public understanding of “carbon label” and support for green consumption and promote a low-carbon life. Over 1,000 people joined the Facebook group “Carbon Feet” established for the activity. A ceremony was held on Aug. 30 to hand over prizes to 10 winners of the “Creative Slogan for Carbon Label” category and present certificates of appreciation to activity sponsors. There was also a lucky draw to select 100 and 20 winners for the “Intelligent Puzzles and Voting Activity” and “Link-Up Game” respectively. Winners lists are available on Taiwan Product Carbon Footprint website (http://cfp.epa.gov.tw).
A total of 508 participants submitted 966 creative slogans, and 14,239 votes were cast to select 10 winners in the category. The first place slogan reads, “More attention to your life, less carbon on our Earth.” Besides, 1,072 people sent postcards to participate in the “Link-Up Game”.
All prizes of the activity series are EPA certified carbon labeled products, including Acer LCDs, Hair O’right Shampoo & Conditioner Kit, I-Mei cookies, blankets of Da.Ai Technology, T5 tubes of Wellypower Optronics, network switch of D-Link Corporation, magazines of Red & Blue Color Printing, hand wipes of Cheng Loong Corporation, Vedan bottled water and instant noodles, LED spotlights of YouLight Technology, adhesive tapes of Globe Industries Corporation, Phalaenopsis of Taiwan Orchid Professionals, straws packets of V-In Industrial Corporation, and Taisun bottled water.
The EPA has worked hard to promote carbon labels amid a rising global trend towards energy efficiency and carbon reduction. It hopes that the carbon labeling system will prompt manufactures to calculate and display the carbon footprints of their products, and fulfill their promises of carbon emission reduction. The public will also be encouraged to make carbon labeled products their first choice, which in turn will elicit more efforts from manufacturers in carbon footprint disclosure and identification of carbon hot spots. This way, manufacturers and consumers are able to work together to decrease Taiwan’s carbon emissions and thereby create a low-carbon homeland.