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Korean Consumers Open to Buying Eco-friendly Products Even if They are More Expensive

Korean Consumers Open to Buying Eco-friendly Products Even if They are More Expensive

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Three out of ten South Korean consumers take a company’s record on the environment into consideration when making purchasing decisions. KB Financial Group Inc., a major South Korean banking group, conducted a survey of 1,000 credit card users, 31.6 percent of whom said that their purchasing decisions were influenced [...]

Deals Forged with Water Bottlers to Supply Label-free Products to Gov’t Offices

Deals Forged with Water Bottlers to Supply Label-free Products to Gov’t Offices

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry said Thursday it has forged agreements with water bottling companies across the country to supply label-free water products to local government offices and transportation service providers. The deals call on nationwide water companies to provide label-free water products to six metropolitan city government offices and 22 [...]

Greenpeace Gives ‘Fail’ Grade to S. Korean Food Producers on Plastic Reduction

Greenpeace Gives ‘Fail’ Grade to S. Korean Food Producers on Plastic Reduction

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An international environmental group gave a low score to the South Korean food industry’s efforts in dealing with plastic. The Seoul branch of Greenpeace published a report on Tuesday that analyzed the efforts of the country’s five major food companies — CJ Cheiljedang Corp., Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co., Ottogi [...]

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has decided to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the open sea that is one kilometer away from the plant, Japanese media outlets reported Wednesday. The contaminated water contains tritium, a radioactive substance. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the [...]

Gov’t Calls for 100,000 Electric and Hydrogen-powered Taxis by 2025

Gov’t Calls for 100,000 Electric and Hydrogen-powered Taxis by 2025

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to increase the distribution of electric and hydrogen-powered taxis to 100,000 units by 2025. To this end, it intends to establish a collaborative venture with municipal governments and related industries. The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday formed a business agreement with the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the [...]

East Sea’s Water Temperature Rises to Record High in July

East Sea’s Water Temperature Rises to Record High in July

BUSAN, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — July’s average sea surface temperature in the waters between South Korea and Japan reached the highest level in 40 years, a think tank said Tuesday, calling for countermeasures against ocean subtropicalization. According to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, the East Sea’s average sea surface temperature was [...]