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Asiana Airlines Transforms Retired Uniforms into Eco-Friendly Bags

Asiana Airlines Transforms Retired Uniforms into Eco-Friendly Bags

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Asiana Airlines announced on July 16 that it will launch a line of bags and pouches made from recycled uniforms, embracing the concept of upcycling. The South Korean carrier has partnered with 119REO, a fashion brand known for upcycling firefighters’ protective gear, to create these innovative products. The collaboration aims [...]

CJ CheilJedang Embraces Upcycling, Turning Wheat Bran into Bread Ingredient

CJ CheilJedang Embraces Upcycling, Turning Wheat Bran into Bread Ingredient

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – CJ CheilJedang, a leading food company in South Korea, has taken an active stance in upcycling, repurposing wheat bran, a byproduct of flour milling, as an ingredient in bread products. The company announced on June 19 that it is expanding synergies by investing in two food startups, Re:Harvest and SnE [...]

Seoul Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles for Emergency Drinking Water

Seoul Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles for Emergency Drinking Water

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) –The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on May 4 that it will produce its bottled drinking water brand Arisu in 100% recycled plastic PET bottles. Last year, the city supplied Arisu in bottles made with 30% recycled plastic, which had received certification from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of [...]

Kakao and CJ Team Up to Upcycle Instant Rice Containers

Kakao and CJ Team Up to Upcycle Instant Rice Containers

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) –Kakao’s impact commerce platform Kakao Makers has partnered with food giant CJ CheilJedang to launch an upcycling initiative that will transform discarded containers from the company’s popular instant rice products into new merchandise. Timed to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, the “Instant Rice Container Reborn Project” seeks to [...]

Samsung Boosts Use of Recycled Plastics in Galaxy S24 Smartphones

Samsung Boosts Use of Recycled Plastics in Galaxy S24 Smartphones

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics announced on April 16 that its flagship Galaxy S24 smartphone series incorporates an amount of recycled plastic equivalent to approximately 50 million 500-milliliter plastic water bottles. In a post from its official newsroom, the company estimated that the recycled plastic used in the Galaxy S24 series this year [...]

Ambitious ‘Green Island Project’ Aims to Transform Ulleungdo into Sustainable Eco-Paradise

Ambitious ‘Green Island Project’ Aims to Transform Ulleungdo into Sustainable Eco-Paradise

ANDONG, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to create a sustainable and thriving future for Ulleungdo, a picturesque island off the east coast of South Korea, the North Gyeongsang provincial government and Ulleung County have launched an ambitious “Green Island Project” in partnership with universities, companies, and research institutes.  On March 25, 11 entities [...]

Korea Zinc, LG Chem Sign MOU for Partnership in U.S. Recycling Market

Korea Zinc, LG Chem Sign MOU for Partnership in U.S. Recycling Market

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Zinc Co., South Korea’s leading nonferrous metal processing firm, said Friday it has partnered with LG Chem Ltd. for business opportunities in the U.S. used plastics recycling market. Korea Zinc signed a memorandum of understanding with LG Chem to win used plastics recycling projects in the United States [...]

Samsung Electronics Pioneers Eco-Friendly Heating Using Semiconductor Waste Heat

Samsung Electronics Pioneers Eco-Friendly Heating Using Semiconductor Waste Heat

SEJONG, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – In a novel move towards sustainability, Samsung Electronics is set to utilize the waste heat generated from its semiconductor manufacturing processes for district heating purposes. This innovative approach was solidified through an agreement signed between Samsung Electronics and the Korea District Heating Corporation. The ceremony, held at Samsung’s Hwaseong campus, [...]

Seoul’s Seongdong District Revives Tradition with Popular Mobile Repair Service for Knives and Umbrellas

Seoul’s Seongdong District Revives Tradition with Popular Mobile Repair Service for Knives and Umbrellas

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) –In an era where it’s often easier to buy new than repair, a unique service in Seongdong District, Seoul, is proving the old adage wrong. On the morning of February 7, ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, several seniors arrived at the Geumho 2·3-dong Community Center, each carrying bundles [...]

Samsung Launches Innovative Phone Recycling Program to Foster Sustainability

Samsung Launches Innovative Phone Recycling Program to Foster Sustainability

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics announced on February 7 the launch of a new “Customer Participation Mobile Phone Collection Program,” developed in collaboration with Gyeonggi Province, CJ Logistics, and the non-profit organization E-Cycle Governance, aimed at promoting recycling and environmental sustainability.  Under this program, consumers can easily recycle their old mobile phones. After [...]