Officials call for recycling of Lantern Festival LEDs
calling on the public to recycle LED lights used in lanterns after Lantern Festival. In this way, the lights can then be used in art projects to promote Taiwan overseas. More than 1 million LED lights are used every year during Lantern Festival, and officials are calling on Taiwanese to recycle the lights to help showcase the creativity and environmental awareness embraced by Taiwan’s LED manufacturing industry, which is one of the largest in the world. Tourism Bureau Planning and Research Division Deputy Director Yang Yeong-sheng said the bureau sends lantern displays made of LED lights to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Canada every year.