“Échappées belles,” a travel show of France 5 with a million viewers, came to Taiwan to shoot a new episode. As recommended by travel writer Lynn Mo, the French TV production team used reusable utensils provided by Legend of Liuqiu Island, a local group, while traveling in Liuqiu. They were impressed by how devoted the locals are when it comes to protecting environs.
Just in detail, the French team used eco mugs to drink water and reusable lunch boxes to eat “turtle cakes.” They tried good food at local restaurants which are devoted to using as few plastic products as possible. They even stayed at an eco-friendly hotel. The team enjoyed a wonderful eco-friendly tour, even when dining and having fun.
TV host Jérôme Pitorin simply loved the eco mug provided by Legend of Liuqiu Island. Thus, the group gave the mug to Pitorin for free as a gift. The host said he will definitely bring the mug along when traveling in the future, and spread the spirit of low-carbon tourism to the world.
Liuqiu is a famous green turtle habitat in Taiwan. The islanders know how important it is to develop tourism sustainably, and thus many local shops take initiatives to encourage visitors to explore the island in an eco-friendly way, such as bringing their own utensils and returning toiletries if they don’t need them.
What’s more, as Liuqiu is quite humid, visitors mostly use disposable raincoats when it rains. But this type of raincoats gets broken easily although they are light and cheap. Many such raincoats go to the bins after just one use, and this is truly a waste of the Earth’s resources. Legend of Liuqiu Island thus invented another project entitled “Reusable Raincoats in Liuqiu,” cleaning used raincoats before placing them in local shops for visitors to use them again for free.
The utensil rentals and “Reusable Raincoats in Liuqiu” are scheduled for an official launch in 2020. Be sure to utilize these services if you come to Liuqiu to appreciate green sea turtles. Send love to the turtles - and to yourself!
For more information, please visit Legend of Liuqiu - Bringing a Lunch Box While Traveling (a Facebook fan page in Mandarin).https://www.facebook.com/biandangbox/
“Échappées belles” was first launched in 2006 and it releases a new episode every Saturday evening at France 5, with more than a million viewers.
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France 5 Website：https://www.france.tv/france-5/
TV host Jérôme Pitorin happily took a photo with Lynn Mo upon receiving a mug from Legend of Liuqiu as a gift. (Photo courtesy: Lynn Mo)
The “Échappées belles” team from France, interpreter A-chieh, and tour guide Lynn Mo.(Photo courtesy: Lynn Mo)
Lynn Mo offered an e-scooter ride to Jérôme Pitorin around the island. (Photo courtesy: Lynn Mo)
The French team tried some nice food at a local restaurant devoted to reducing uses of plastics. (Photo courtesy: Lynn Mo)
The “Reusable Raincoats in Liuqiu” racks are adapted from idled racks for displaying goods at convenience stores. Since these are paper racks, the organizer wrapped them up with a disposable raincoat, so that they won’t be damaged on rainy days. (Photo credit: Chen Hung-chun)
The raincoats are placed on the “Reusable Raincoats in Liuqiu” racks, for those in need to use them. (Photo credit: Chen Hung-chun)
Legend of Liuqiu initiated the “Reusable Raincoats in Liuqiu” project. They wash and dry the disposable raincoats before placing them at B&Bs and local shops. Visitors can use the raincoats for free. Reusing the raincoats helps to reduce the amount of garbage created by tourists in Liuqiu. (Photo credit: Chen Hung-chun)