Hualien Summer Festival is the grand annual event of Hualien County that has been held for 11 years. Every year, it attracts a large number of tourists to participate in this music feast, as well as large crowds to the Dongdamen (Tungtamen) Night Market. The Hualien County Environmental Protection Bureau cooperated with the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan to actively promote the "Green Night Market" policy, and the Hualien Dongdaemun Night Market has long adopted the concept of environmental protection to create their environment for consumers. In order to further strengthen the concept of waste reduction, the Hualien County Environmental Protection Bureau plans to organize rentals of environmentally friendly tableware and cups at the Dongdamen Night Market during the Hualien Summer Festival (August 25th to 29th).
This year, during Hualien Summer Festival, there are up to 200 vendors in the Dongdamen Night Martket providing various special deals for using environmentally friendly tableware. From discounts to added quantity, if customers use their own environmentally friendly tableware at vendors with the mark of environmental protection vendor trademark, they will be able to enjoy special deals. For details of the list of vendors and their deals you can scan the QR Code below the trademarks on site, which entails the list of vendors and their locations, as well as other information such as green-hotels and lucky draws.
If people forget to bring eco-friendly tableware and cups, they can find the rental booth of Hualien County Environmental Protection Bureau at Dongdaemun Night Market from August 25th to 29th, scan the QR Code and fill in the information, and then rent their tableware. You can easily return them by scanning the QR Code at the return point at all exits. People who are not accustomed to using smartphones can also pay a 100 NTD deposit for rentals. The deposit will be returned when the tableware is returned.
The Hualien County Environmental Protection Bureau hopes that the public will develop the concept of self-preparation and reuse to implement environmental protection, and live to reduce the usage of disposable items, so that the widely known Dongdamen night market in Hualien not only owes its fame to the unique food, but also a low-carbon, environmentally friendly, clean and high-quality night market experience.