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Department Store Doing Away with Paper Receipts

Department Store Doing Away with Paper Receipts

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store said Wednesday it will launch an electronic receipt issuance service with the aim of “zero” paper receipts within three years. Electronic receipts will be issued in the form of the automatic issuance of receipts through mobile applications instead of paper receipts when purchasing goods. Even if [...]

New Paper Packaging for Fruit Makes Polystyrene Obsolete

New Paper Packaging for Fruit Makes Polystyrene Obsolete

ANDONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — North Gyeongsang Province is taking the lead in environmental protection by changing packaging materials placed in fruit boxes from polystyrene to paper. The provincial office recently developed a paper tray to replace polystyrene trays for fruit protection and applied it to apples for export to Taiwan and Vietnam for [...]

Nuclear Safety Agency Approves Additional Spent Fuel Storage Facility

Nuclear Safety Agency Approves Additional Spent Fuel Storage Facility

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s nuclear safety agency said Friday that it has approved the construction of seven additional spent fuel storage structures at the Wolsong nuclear power plant to allow for uninterrupted power generation. The decision comes after the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., (KHNP) said the load at [...]

Industries Scrambling to Respond to Toughened Recycling Policy

Industries Scrambling to Respond to Toughened Recycling Policy

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean industries ranging from beverages and cosmetics to hotels are scrambling to cope with a tightened recycling law, industry officials said Friday. Under revised legislation implemented on Wednesday, producers and importers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), glass and other materials such as drink bottles, food containers and cosmetics packaging [...]