50pc in poll agree to ban on burning

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 March, 2008, 12:00am

Almost half of respondents supported a ban on burning offerings during the Ching Ming Festival next month if the weather is dry and windy, an online survey has found. The Conservancy Association poll of 849 people this month also found that as many as 63 per cent of people were open to the idea of grave sweepers being required to burn offerings in a public incinerator to prevent starting hill fires. Last year, Taiwan successfully adopted a similar measure.