These Taiwanese lanterns are stunning but bad for the earth

as they negatively impact and litter the countryside around Pingxi

A group of volunteers leads young students to clean up the debris

(Hung Chih-Chun, 9-year-old student)

"I thought in the future it would be better to release less lanterns. If someone asks me if I want to release a sky lantern, I'll think twice about it in the future. It's best if we could stop releasing them."