Red Brick Daily

EPA director Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) told lawmakers at the Legislature’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee on Thursday that in the past, people were asked NOT to flush toilet paper, as the material did not degrade in water.

Now, however, Lee says toilet paper manufacturers can easily make water-degradable toilet paper.

Lee said his agency will come up with a campaign to change the long-standing “no toilet paper in the toilet” mindset within three months.

The promise of a three-month timeline was in response to comments by KMT lawmaker Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) … who said that Taiwan and China are among the few areas in the world where toilet paper cannot be flushed.

Lu said this is an indicator that Taiwan is  “less developed.”


She said putting used toilet paper in trash cans is nasty … and hopes the EPA can find a way to change the current practice.

So, um … go ahead and flush that paper … and maybe send an email or other physical “evidence” to the EPA if your toilet blocks up as a result 🙂

What do you think? Good idea? Or time to invest in a new plunger?