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Waste Plastic Bottles Recycled into Quality Consumer Products

Waste Plastic Bottles Recycled into Quality Consumer Products

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Recycled transparent plastic bottles have been reborn as various high-quality products, such as clothing, bags and cosmetic bottles, under the government’s new waste recycling policy, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. Under the recycling policy that went into effect in February this year, discarded transparent plastic bottles have been [...]

Health of “Human-Wildlife-Environment” Ecosystem Keys to Prevention of COVID-19

Health of “Human-Wildlife-Environment” Ecosystem Keys to Prevention of COVID-19

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — To prevent coronavirus epidemics which are spread by wildlife vectors, it’s better to attempt to improve the overall health of the ecosystem rather than passively taking ex-post countermeasures, according to a new report released by a state-run body affiliated with the Prime Minister’s Office. The Korea Environment Institute published [...]

Polled Citizens, Experts Prioritize Fine Dust in Environmental Policies

Polled Citizens, Experts Prioritize Fine Dust in Environmental Policies

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Reducing fine dust particles should be the top priority among the government’s environmental policies, according to a poll of ordinary citizens and experts released on Saturday. The poll was conducted by the Ministry of Environment on 700 citizens and 510 experts last year to collect their opinions on environmental [...]

Seoul Distributes Foreign-language Guidelines on Food Waste Disposal

Seoul Distributes Foreign-language Guidelines on Food Waste Disposal

SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s municipal government said Saturday it has translated its guidelines on separate disposal of food waste into 10 foreign languages for distribution to foreigners living in the capital. The 10 languages are English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian, Mongolian, French, Malay, Hindi and Thai. The government said the move comes [...]