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S. Korean Firm Succeeds in Turning Waste Factory Heat into Electricity

S. Korean Firm Succeeds in Turning Waste Factory Heat into Electricity

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — KCC Corp., a major construction materials producer, announced on Thursday that in collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), it had succeeded in turning waste factory heat into electric energy for the first time in South Korea. The two entities teamed up to carry out an empirical [...]

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisement boards installed at subway stations in Seoul will be replaced with new ones that can be folded into emergency doors. Seoul Metro plans to remove 4,258 stationary safety doors currently in place in 132 subway stations on subway lines 1-8 and 1,987 advertisement boards attached on top of [...]

Red Cellophane Paper Helps Detect Illegal Hidden Cameras

Red Cellophane Paper Helps Detect Illegal Hidden Cameras

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Women & Juvenile Affairs Division of the Seongbuk Police Station in Seoul’s Seongbuk Ward held demonstration on Friday to detect illegal cameras hidden in a shower booth at Kookmin University’s Welfare Center by using a simple check card and a mobile phone. Hidden camera lenses can be detected [...]

S. Korea to Introduce Reservation Systems for Beaches

S. Korea to Introduce Reservation Systems for Beaches

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced additional plans on Thursday to disperse visitors coming to beaches by introducing reservation systems, as part of efforts to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The government will introduce reservation systems at 14 beaches located in North Jeolla Province’s Yeosu, Mokpo, and Shinan [...]

Lotte Confectionery Launches First Subscription-based Snack Service in S. Korea

Lotte Confectionery Launches First Subscription-based Snack Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Confectionery Co., a unit of South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, announced on Wednesday that it will launch a subscription-based snack service dubbed “Monthly Snack,” the first of its kind in Korea. The new service is based on the concept of the subscription economy, which refers to a business [...]

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

DAEJEON, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s railway operator introduced a new system on Friday that uses big data technology to prevent fare evasion. Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL)’s new system analyses the list of tickets issued to identify illegal subway rides. The system will primarily be used to crack down on the abuse of [...]

Empty Cosmetic Bottles Used to Build Upcycled Bench

Empty Cosmetic Bottles Used to Build Upcycled Bench

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific Corp. announced Tuesday that it will launch an upcycled bench in tandem with TerraCycle, a global recycling company, to celebrate World Environment Day. The upcycled bench was created using the Terrazzo method that combines empty cosmetics containers returned to Amorepacific by consumers with ultra-high [...]

Tongyeong Unveils Plans for Innovative Online Fisheries Market

Tongyeong Unveils Plans for Innovative Online Fisheries Market

TONGYEONG, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The City Government of Tongyeong, a beautiful coastal city located in South Gyeongsang province, announced on Thursday that it won the bid for the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries’ project to establish an online seafood purchasing system (Cam Market). This project is aimed at simplifying the distribution structure by ensuring direct [...]