Green Point loyalty card program promoting environmental sustainability

  • Date: 2017-11-30
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

At today’s Cabinet meeting, Premier Lai Ching-te instructed government agencies to incorporate the Environmental Protection Administration’s (EPA) Green Point loyalty card program into their respective policies and programs, and called for stronger interministerial cooperation on environmental sustainability.

Following the EPA’s briefing on the progress of the Green Point program, the premier applauded the EPA for pushing green consumption—from government green procurement initiatives to this loyalty points program that rewards consumers for choosing public transit and green products. Encouraging the nation to adopt green lifestyle choices will drive businesses to provide more eco-friendly products and services, further growing the green economy.

The EPA said in its report that government, private businesses and individual consumers spent in excess of NT$63.5 billion (US$1.96 billion) on green purchases in 2016. The amounts spent by private companies and groups and individual consumers have surged in recent years, with individual consumers representing the fastest growing segment, the EPA said.

The Green Point program has now been expanded to cover 515 products and appliances bearing the Green Mark and Carbon Footprint label. The program also covers 38 services, including by certified green service providers, environmental education venues, and eco-travel tour operators, the EPA said.