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Kakao Begins Plastic Recycling Project for Eco-friendly Consumption

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SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire)Kakao Makers, an order-based production platform under Kakao Corp., the operator of South Korea’s top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, announced Wednesday a new eco-friendly project called ‘Prime People’ to promote plastic recycling.

Plastics are separated by their material and type before they are recycled, and small-sized plastics like bottle caps are often thrown away as non-recycled waste because they are difficult to separate from other trash.

In response, Kakao Makers joined hands with the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements’ Seoul Plastic Mill to begin a project that shreds small-sized plastics into base materials for new, recycled products.


Participants will be asked to collect plastic bottle caps for 40 days in a ‘Prime Recycle Kit’ sent by Kakao Makers. Once the kit is returned, the company will use the bottle caps to produce ‘contact-free key rings’ and deliver them to the participants.

The key rings are designed to be slipped into the fingers, allowing wearers to press buttons on elevators without physical contact.

Image Credit: Kakao Makers / Yonhap / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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