According to the survey conducted by Greenpeace in 2018, it is founded that Styrofoam, discarded fishing gage (such as fishing nets and buoying device) and plastic bottles are dominant plastic waste is scattered in Taiwan’s coastline.
There have been complete recycling system in Taiwan for plastic bottles and fishing nets, and recycled materials have been developed for sale into the market. However, the styrofoam’s requirement of large storage volume and the transportation make the cost much higher than the recycling benefits, so the sustainable solution hasn’t been developed. The solution to the problem has become a thorny issue of the environment and make the relevant administration units helpless.
Moreover, affected by ocean currents and the northeast monsoon, at least 100 tons of abandoned Styrofoam accumulates on the shores of Taiwan Island each year, and causing a serious environmental impact.
Therefore, LITE-ON adheres to the spirit of CSR and actively launches a project to recycle plastics from the sea, and hopes to promote the marine waste and the marine conservation issues through the beach clean-up activities from the internal volunteer system of the enterprise, to the external cooperation with environmental consultants, public welfare groups, social enterprises, research units and government units.
With inspiration from one of the most outstanding martial arts in Jin Yong's novels, "Dragon's Eighteen Palms", the LITE-ON CSER team has schemed up beach the beach of the sea, and called it " Dragon's Eighteen Events "(Dragon and Styrofoam are pronounced the same in Chinese). The events has been held around Taiwan, and it is hoped that it will attract more people to pay attention to the problem of the sea waste Styrofoam and solve it together.
Sea erosive coast in Keelung Badouzi is with beautiful and varied landscapes, but it has deepened the difficulty of the event. This place is often difficult to be achieved, but it is moving that everyone can still stand up to the team without fear and delivers waste from person to person.
With inspiration from one of the most outstanding martial arts in Jin Yong's martial arts novels, "Dragon's Eighteen Palms", the LITE-ON CSER team has schemed up beach the beach of the sea, and called it " Dragon 18 Events "(Dragon and Styrofoam are pronounced the same in Chinese)" . Investing in innovative resources, LITE-ON will recover the reduced-capacity Styrofoam, research and developed into a recycled plastic material HIPS (high impact polystyrene), and successfully applied in the keyboard, mouse and other products. In addition to continuing to promote the adoption of environmental protection material verification, the company will continue to promote the cooperation with the customers. In the spirit of corporate citizenship, LITE-ON will not exclude the planning to open or authorized the modified technology to expand the public awareness of the marine resources.