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Rubber Byproduct from Tires Upcycled as Outsoles for Trekking Boots

Rubber Byproduct from Tires Upcycled as Outsoles for Trekking Boots

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A rubber byproduct produced during the process of manufacturing tires has turned out to be ideal for trekking boot outsoles. South Korean outdoor brand Eider said Tuesday it will release new trekking boots developed as part of a collaboration with tire company Nexen Tire Corp. The boots come in [...]

Retired EV Batteries Available for Reuse Next Year

Retired EV Batteries Available for Reuse Next Year

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards has announced that the amendment of the Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act, which includes the legal basis for the reuse of retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries, passed at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The new legislation, which enters effect [...]

POSCO to Recycle By-product Gas as Raw Material for Low-carbon Plastics

POSCO to Recycle By-product Gas as Raw Material for Low-carbon Plastics

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean steel giant POSCO has participated in an academic-industry research cooperation drive to develop new technology for recycling by-product gases generated during the steel-making process as plastic materials on the basis of existing carbon dioxide capture and utilization technologies. The company on Thursday inaugurated the Center for Low-Carbon [...]

S. Korea’s RE:harvest Eyes Entering Vietnamese, Indonesian Food Upcycling Markets

S. Korea’s RE:harvest Eyes Entering Vietnamese, Indonesian Food Upcycling Markets

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — RE:harvest Co., a South Korean startup specializing in the fast-growing field of food upcycling, is seeking to make earnest leaps into overseas markets through partnerships in Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan, its CEO Alexander Min has said. RE:harvest is South Korea’s first food upcycling startup that takes leftover byproducts in [...]

SK Chemicals, KNK to Co-develop Toothbrush Using Chemically Recycled Material

SK Chemicals, KNK to Co-develop Toothbrush Using Chemically Recycled Material

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chemical company SK Chemicals Co. said Tuesday that it had teamed up with local toothbrush maker KNK to jointly develop the nation’s first toothbrush made from chemically recycled plastic material. Chemically recycled plastic refers to the material that is made by breaking down and returning waste plastic [...]

S. Korea to Designate Scrapped EV Batteries as Recyclable Resource

S. Korea to Designate Scrapped EV Batteries as Recyclable Resource

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea aims to raise the rate of recycling by designating scrapped electric vehicle (EV) batteries as a recyclable resource, exempting them from certain restrictions. The Ministry of Environment introduced plans for promoting the circular economy centering on recycling scrapped EV batteries at the Economic Regulation Innovation Task Force [...]

POSCO Builds Battery Recycling Plant in Poland

POSCO Builds Battery Recycling Plant in Poland

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker by output, said Friday it has completed the construction of a used secondary battery recycling plant in Poland as part of its push to expand its presence in the burgeoning sector. The Poland Legnica Sourcing Center (PLSC), in Brzeg Dolny, some 30 [...]

SK ecoplant Acquires 2 Plastic Waste Recycling Firms

SK ecoplant Acquires 2 Plastic Waste Recycling Firms

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean builder SK ecoplant Co. said Wednesday it had signed a stock purchase agreement with DY Polymer and DY Indus, both specialized in the recycling of plastic waste, and completed the acquisition procedures. DY Polymer has been engaged in the production of pellets, the nation’s first recycled material [...]