Current Status
Research 2016
Current status of industrial waste management in Taiwan
 The Waste Disposal Act of Taiwan requires designated industries to report the volumes and disposal methods of their wastes online. Based on statistics reported by Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), a total of about 19.37 million tons of wastes from these designated industries was reported in 2017. The general industrial wastes was 17.92 million tons (92.54%) and hazardous industrial wastes was 1.44 million tons (7.46%) of all reported wastes (see Figure 1).
 The waste disposal method of the designated announcement business has a reutilization ratio of approximately 15.64 million metric tons (80.75%), followed by an intermediate treatment of approximately 3.09 million metric tons (including entrusted common, overseas processing, and self-reported declarations) (15.93%) And directly buried about 220,000 metric tons (1.14%), in Figure 2.
  Industrial wastes are classified into seven categories according to their types, namely, hazardous industrial waste (Class A), toxic and hazardous industrial waste (Class B), biomedical, dioxin and hazardous industrial waste (Class C). General industrial waste (Class D), mixed hardware waste (Class E), reuse waste (Class R), and announced renewable resource project (Class G). In 2017, the amount of waste was reported to be the largest in recycling wastes (Class R), which was about 11.34 million metric tons (59.05%), followed by general industrial wastes (Class D) of about 3.74 million metric tons (19.31%). Announced that the renewable resources project (Class G) is about 3.07 million metric tons (15.87%).See figure 3.