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Korean Firms to Use Gas Stations as Logistics Hubs

Korean Firms to Use Gas Stations as Logistics Hubs

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With the expansion of the ‘quick commerce market’, which offers guaranteed delivery within an hour, South Korean firms are employing gas stations as warehouses and logistics hubs. It has become a new alignment of interest between the quick commerce industry that needs logistics hubs in the heart of the [...]

SKC to Develop Biodegradable Plastic with Limestone

SKC to Develop Biodegradable Plastic with Limestone

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — SKC Inc., a chemical manufacturing arm of SK Group, is stepping up to develop and commercialize biodegradable LIMEX, which will dramatically cut down the use of plastic. The company said Thursday that it has joined hands with Japanese eco-friendly materials developer TBM Co. to produce SK TBM Geostone. The [...]

S. Korean Steelmakers to Use Oyster Shell Waste for Steelmaking

S. Korean Steelmakers to Use Oyster Shell Waste for Steelmaking

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co., South Korea’s two largest steelmakers, will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for steel production. Both companies were inspired by the fact that oyster shell substances are similar to the limestone used for sintering and have been developing a recycling technology [...]

Convenience Stores to Allow Customers to Buy Electronic Goods with Relief Funds

Convenience Stores to Allow Customers to Buy Electronic Goods with Relief Funds

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience store chains are competing to entice customers to spend their emergency relief funds, which the government started distributing on Monday. Stores began to come up with various marketing strategies that allow customers to purchase various electronic devices such as wireless earphones or smartwatches with the relief funds. GS25 [...]

Combination of Catfish Farming with Cherry Tomato Cultivation Boosts Yields

Combination of Catfish Farming with Cherry Tomato Cultivation Boosts Yields

BUSAN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The combination of catfish farming with the cultivation of cherry tomatoes using state-of-the-art eco-friendly technology has resulted in a boost to harvest yields. The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute raised catfish and cultivated cherry tomatoes at the same time using a biofloc technology-based aquaponics system. This method increased [...]

Korean Air Produces Name Tags Using Scraps of Retired Aircraft

Korean Air Produces Name Tags Using Scraps of Retired Aircraft

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest carrier, on Thursday released name tags and golf ball markers made with parts from a Boeing 747-400 (HL7461), a retired aircraft. The airline made souvenirs using materials produced while disassembling the old aircraft. The HL7461, Korean Air’s last Boeing 747-400, was introduced [...]

Foodmakers to Inscribe Braille on Instant Noodle Packages

Foodmakers to Inscribe Braille on Instant Noodle Packages

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Instant noodle makers are introducing braille packaging for the blind. Samyang Foods Co. said Tuesday that it will release a cup noodle edition of Buldak Bokkeummyeon (hot chicken-flavor type) and the Samyang Ramen, inscribed with braille, this month. The Korean words for “Buldak” and “Samyang” will be inscribed in [...]

Unusual Businesses Emerge amid Pandemic

Unusual Businesses Emerge amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — New services are taking care of ‘cumbersome tasks’ on behalf of those who want to stay indoors following the coronavirus outbreak. Fitco introduced a service in November that comes up with various recommendations on fashion, picked by professional stylists based on the ‘Style Quiz’ questionnaire that asks customers some [...]

Small Delivery App Change Brings About Sharp Reduction in Use of Disposable Spoons

Small Delivery App Change Brings About Sharp Reduction in Use of Disposable Spoons

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic group revealed that the use of disposable spoons declined sharply over the past month after food delivery apps changed their default option for spoon selection, an environmental advocacy group said Thursday. Green Korea United announced that the use of disposable spoons is estimated to have declined by [...]

Cement Industry Beefs Up Eco-friendly Investment to Achieve Carbon Neutral Goal

Cement Industry Beefs Up Eco-friendly Investment to Achieve Carbon Neutral Goal

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s cement industry is increasing investment in eco-friendly areas, including the recycling of resources, to keep abreast with the global trend of pursuing carbon neutral policies. Sampyo Group, the parent of Sampyo Cement Co., announced on Monday that it will invest a total of 200 billion won (US$171 [...]