Located in East Africa, northeast of Madagascar, and has been named “Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean,” the Republic of Seychelles, is made up of 115 islands with a population of not more than one hundred thousand. With the world’s second largest coral atoll, the Aldabra atoll and stretches of white sandy beaches, it is an internationally renowned holiday location as well as, home to endangered dugong and Aldabra giant tortoise.
Have you heard of a country called “Trash Isles” which campaigners submitted an application to the United Nations to declare the it as the world’s 196th country? The campaign is encouraging supporters to sign up to become citizens of the Trash Isles, and you only need to fill out a simple online form. Anyone in the world can become a citizen of Trash Isles.
Taiwan produces about 7 million tons of rubbish every year, equivalent to around 12,700 Taipei 101 buildings, ranking Taiwan 13th in the world. Out of which the recycle rate is nearly 50% , leading many European Countries and American, at the same time making headlines such as,「Taiwan: The World’s Geniuses of Garbage Disposal」 on The Wall Street Journal, in 2016. Relevant government policies have raised recycling rate, but at the same time we need ask where these recycled items are going? Is it because the public “feel” that since rubbish can be “recycled”, we thus create more of it?