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Seoul Citizens Adamantly Oppose Waste-related Sites in Their Neighborhood

Seoul Citizens Adamantly Oppose Waste-related Sites in Their Neighborhood

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The most unpleasant facilities for Seoulites are solid waste management sites such as landfills and incinerators. Seoul citizens are absolutely against waste management facilities in their neighborhood, according to a survey conducted by Seoul Metropolitan Government. The survey, titled ‘Research on Seoul Citizens’ Perception on the Least Favorable Facilities’, [...]

POSCO Workers to Wear Smartwatches to Monitor Colleagues’ Safety

POSCO Workers to Wear Smartwatches to Monitor Colleagues’ Safety

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Wearable technology will be used to enhance workplace safety culture at POSCO, the South Korean steelmaking giant announced on Wednesday. POSCO distributed smartwatches to 1200 employees who face occupational hazards at the company’s Pohang and Gwangyang steel mills. The smartwatches will serve as a digital monitoring tool to detect [...]

Coffee Lovers in South Korea Have a Crush on Coffee Pods’ Charm

Coffee Lovers in South Korea Have a Crush on Coffee Pods’ Charm

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) –Coffee pods are making up a growing percentage of an ever-growing coffee market in South Korea, with sales of products using pre-ground coffee sealed in a capsule more than doubling compared to sales of ground coffee in the first half of the year. According to Emart, South Korea’s largest discount [...]

Pet Insurance Policies Coming to Convenience Stores

Pet Insurance Policies Coming to Convenience Stores

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s leading insurance company and a convenience store franchise are teaming up to promote pet insurance policies at convenience stores and in non-face-to-face transactions, commonly referred to as ‘untact’ transactions in South Korea. BGF Retail, operator of convenience franchise CU, announced Tuesday that it will introduce a pet [...]

Jeju Tests Apple Melon as a New Cash Crop

Jeju Tests Apple Melon as a New Cash Crop

JEJU, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju Island has launched a pilot project to provide farmers with a new source of income by making use of facilities for growing strawberries and tomatoes. According to the Agricultural Research and Extension Services (ARES) in Jeju, researchers have engaged in a test cultivation of apple melons, which are [...]

S. Korean Christians Express Discontent with Online Worship During COVID-19 Era

S. Korean Christians Express Discontent with Online Worship During COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Church-goers in South Korea, where religious services are typically characterized by large in-person gatherings, are growing increasingly dissatisfied with online worship, an inevitable reality at times given the government’s social distancing directives and the protracted coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey conducted by a publication operated by a Protestant [...]