About Us

About us

Taiwan's first illustrated encyclopedia on marine debris

Every year, over 8 million metric tons of garbage is discarded into the ocean, wherein interactions with the natural elements may sometimes damage and alter their original shapes before they are propelled back onto our shores by the waves.

Through beach cleaning movements across Taiwan, volunteers and researchers pick up marine debris not only to remove and discard them, but to further understand what they are, where they came from, and discovering the effects of weather on the materials. Ultimately, we need to understand the problems before we can begin to solve them.

It took months to establish a classification for the marine debris, where the debris was sorted into different categories, 360-degree images were produced, and then the entirety of information from both internal and external sources were transcribed into native text before contact was made with business and NGO partners to launch Taiwan’s very first illustrated encyclopedia on marine debris. However, the journey is by no means complete. We highly encourage business partners and educational institutions to work together to create a fun and comprehensive teaching material for the Taiwanese youth.

Jason Huang, Co-founder of RE-THINK


Production Team

RE-THINK (Taiwan RE-THINK Environmental Education Asoociation)

In what way can we make environment issues more interactive?

Since 2013, the RE-THINK team had been revising the team’s use of social media platforms, and through this, managed to call upon 30,000 volunteers to work together in rehabilitating the coastal environment by launching an action at the beach.

The team is constantly thinking of new innovative methods to package environmental issues into easily understood environmental publications which is easily accessible to the public. This time, RE-THINK worked together with Yi Chen Hong, a designer of Polluted Water Popsicles (100%純污水製冰所) to amend public view on environmental education. People must first understand and connect with their environment in order to cultivate a sustainably conscious heart. Once this happens, we eagerly anticipate Taiwan becoming a truly environmentally friendly island.