(一) Handling the High-Quality Public Toilets Promotion Project subsidized by the EPA
In order to guide and assist various units in handling the high-quality public toilets promotion project subsidized by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), eight inspections (in 11 locations and 36 public toilets) of engineering planning and design contents along with supervisory visits of 17 locations were carried out for the project. In order to meet the examination schedule of the EPA, the work progress examination is carried out every Tuesday, and four projects of the 2019 plan and eight projects of the 2020 plan were completed and funded. For the first time the enterprise adoption of public toilets with the budget of the EPA was promoted, and nine enterprises adopted 39 public toilets with a total budget of NT $126,420. In order to make the public aware of the achievement of the public toilet renovation by the EPA, the public toilets in 13 distinctive or representative places such as markets, parks, libraries and tourist attractions were selected for user interviews; two reports on the implementation of the 2019 and 2020 public toilet improvement and high-quality public toilets promotion projects were written and 10 copies were printed. Environmental Protection Bureau of Taichung City Government has been continually striving with the EPA for the budget of the high-quality public toilets promotion project in year 2021. The total budget for the applications is NT$30.45 million for the repair of a total of 82 public toilets in 33 locations.
(二) Summarizing The City’s Maintenance of Coastline or Environmental Cleanliness
In 2020, in order to promote coastal cleanups and strengthen the maintenance of coastal cleanliness, coastline adoption, beach cleanup and marine waste surveys was continued, and a total of 27 enterprises and organizations signed the adoption of 41.8 km coastline. A total of 67 beach cleaning activities were held, with 9,174 participants and 5,855 kg of resource waste, 14,122 kg of general waste and 1.52 kg (about 3,800) of cigarette butts were cleaned. For the second year in a row, a marine waste survey was conducted on the beach of the north bank of Songbo Fishing Port in Dajia District. A total of 6.2 kg of high-density resource waste, 28.6 kg of non-resource waste, 53 PET bottles, 34.8 kg of total waste, 2.9 kg of low-density resource waste, 8.4 kg of non-resource waste, 16 PET bottles and 11.3 kg of total waste were monitored. In order to promote the cigarette butt reduction policy of the EPA, promotion sessions were given in 2020 and a total of 422 chain convenience stores and chain coffee shops signed up as environment-friendly stores. In order to promote the idea of not tossing cigarette butts on the floor, the concept of “Bring Your Own Cigarette Butt Box – Take Your Cigarette Butts with You" was strengthened through the famous animation character "Very Miss Rabbit" on LINE and the production of anthropomorphic animation propaganda films. Through the launch of cigarette butts reduction competition for the cleaning team, among the designated categories of objects to be cleaned, 160,595 cigarette butts were removed from 4,038 cleanups , and 595,075 cigarette butts were removed from 605 hot spot roads. In addition, to enhance the effectiveness of cigarette butts reduction, four publicity activities were held at traffic stations, chain convenience stores or coffee shops, on the 2020 World Clean Day and campus, with 473 people participated. To promote the effectiveness of environmental hygiene, in the second half of the year, a short film on environmental hygiene laws and regulations in Taiwanese language was posted on Facebook, and publicity via static and dynamic graphic cards was held in idle spaces and on advertising materials (on Mid-Autumn Festival) concerning cigarette butts and dog poop (on Halloween), and for the Taichung cleaning month (at the beginning of winter) as well as for comprehensive publicity (on Christmas).