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Majority of S. Koreans Agree on Deforestation Policy Prioritizing Environmental Issues

Majority of S. Koreans Agree on Deforestation Policy Prioritizing Environmental Issues

DAEJEON, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have a perception that environmental issues are the most important factors to consider when establishing policies related to deforestation. According to a poll of 1,056 South Koreans conducted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS), 72.2 percent of the respondents said the environment should be prioritized and damage [...]

Seoul Expands Purchases of Eco-friendly Cars amid New Energy Drive

Seoul Expands Purchases of Eco-friendly Cars amid New Energy Drive

SEJONG, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s public organizations increased their purchases of eco-friendly cars, including hydrogen fuel cell automobiles, this year in line with a new energy drive that centers on cutting the use of fossil fuels, data showed Tuesday. Eco-friendly cars accounted for roughly 70 percent of the combined cars purchased by [...]

S. Korea Supports ‘Zero Fossil Fuel’ Galapagos with Renewable Energy Technology

S. Korea Supports ‘Zero Fossil Fuel’ Galapagos with Renewable Energy Technology

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean and local companies will be joining forces to help the Galapagos Islands, a treasure trove of flora and fauna, meet a “zero fossil fuel” commitment. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Ecuador’s San Cristobal Island last Thursday to build a “Microgrid System,” an Official Development Assistance project [...]

Bumpy Road Ahead for Government’s New Glass and Plastic Bottle Policy

Bumpy Road Ahead for Government’s New Glass and Plastic Bottle Policy

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns have been raised that the government’s restrictions on the use of colored bottles and plastic bottles could lead to price hikes for liquor and cosmetics products and hinder exports as well. The Ministry of Environment classified the revision of the Resource Recycling Act, which will take effect on [...]