Sustainability Archives | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category Sustainability

Air Busan Launches Eco-friendly Flight

Air Busan Launches Eco-friendly Flight

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Air Busan Co., a budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines Inc., said Thursday it has launched eco-friendly flight initiatives, including the deployment of aircraft mounted with highly efficient new engines. The company announced that the BX 747 flight from Incheon to Bangkok will be operated under the eco-friendly theme [...]

Ban on Disposable Items to be Expanded to Convenience Stores, Restaurants

Ban on Disposable Items to be Expanded to Convenience Stores, Restaurants

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — An environmental regulation banning plastic bags in large retail stores will be expanded to convenience stores starting this week while the use of disposable cups, cutlery and other items will be prohibited at restaurants and cafeterias, officials said Wednesday. The ban on plastic bags, currently applicable to stores with [...]

DSME Completes Test of CO2 Capture Unit

DSME Completes Test of CO2 Capture Unit

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Thursday it has finished testing an onboard carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (OCCS) unit. The new system has been tested on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DSME [...]

Seoul to Ban Grade 4 Diesel Vehicles from Downtown for Emission Reduction

Seoul to Ban Grade 4 Diesel Vehicles from Downtown for Emission Reduction

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government will additionally ban Grade 4 diesel vehicles, the second lowest in the country’s five-tier emission standard, from the city’s central areas starting in 2025 with a goal of dramatically reducing air pollutants, the mayor said Wednesday. Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced the measure as part of a broader [...]

POSCO Named Top Greenhouse Gas Emitter in S. Korea: Data

POSCO Named Top Greenhouse Gas Emitter in S. Korea: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean steel giant POSCO emitted the largest amount of greenhouse gases among local companies over the past five years, accounting for about 10 percent of the nation’s total greenhouse gas emissions, data showed Sunday. According to data that Rep. Lim Lee-ja of the ruling People Power Party received [...]

Disposable Cup Consumption at Cafe and Fast Food Chains Tops 1 bln in 2021

Disposable Cup Consumption at Cafe and Fast Food Chains Tops 1 bln in 2021

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of disposable cups consumed at major cafe and fast food chains topped 1 billion last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a report showed Tuesday. According to the environment ministry report submitted to Rep. Lee Joo-hwan of the ruling People Power Party, the number of disposable plastic and [...]

Hyundai Motor Slips to 5th in Greenpeace’s 2022 Auto Environmental Report

Hyundai Motor Slips to 5th in Greenpeace’s 2022 Auto Environmental Report

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group has slipped by one notch to fifth place in Greenpeace’s 2022 auto environmental guide that analyzed the decarbonization efforts by the top 10 global carmakers. The annual report released Thursday by Greenpeace East Asia ranks the top 10 global automakers after assessing them 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 [...]

Group Files Complaint Against Starbucks Korea over Giveaway Bags Containing Toxic Chemicals

Group Files Complaint Against Starbucks Korea over Giveaway Bags Containing Toxic Chemicals

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic group filed a complaint against Starbucks Coffee Korea on Friday in connection with giveaway picnic bags found to contain toxic chemicals. The company came under fire in July after formaldehyde, a carcinogen, was detected in “summer carry bags,” which it provided to customers who purchased 17 drinks [...]

Face Mask Use Results in 1,000 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Day: Report

Face Mask Use Results in 1,000 Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Day: Report

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Greenhouse gas emitted during the production of face masks may reach up to 1,000 tons per day, a government report said Monday. The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission conducted a survey of 1,215 people, who said they used one new face mask every 2.3 days on average. Supposing there are [...]