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Ban on Disposable Plastic Bags to Take Effect April 1

Ban on Disposable Plastic Bags to Take Effect April 1

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Use of disposable plastic bags will be banned at large retailers nationwide, starting next month, as part of the government’s efforts to reduce waste and conserve the environment, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday. The ministry said about 2,000 hypermarkets and approximately 11,000 big supermarkets with sales floor space [...]

S. Korea to Ban Use of Disposable Shopping Bags at Supermarkets Starting Next Year

S. Korea to Ban Use of Disposable Shopping Bags at Supermarkets Starting Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is to ban big-time supermarkets and retailers nationwide from using disposable plastic bags in an attempt to conserve natural resources and reduce recyclable waste, government officials said Monday. The ban will come into effect on Tuesday as part of a revised law on conserving resources and encouraging [...]

Government Bans Coffee Products from Schools

Government Bans Coffee Products from Schools

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in mid-September, the sale of coffee products will be banned from all schools in the nation. According to the Ministry of Food and Safety, the special revised law pertaining to food safety for children will come into effect on September 14. According to the newly revised law, coffee [...]

Café Sparks Controversy After Banning Teenage Students

Café Sparks Controversy After Banning Teenage Students

BUSAN, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A café in Busan is embroiled in controversy after banning teenage students from entering the establishment. In a poster affixed to the front door, the café says that middle school and high school students are not welcome following a spate of poor behavior including swearing, speaking rudely, and spitting on [...]

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Some egg products in South Korea have been contaminated with a potentially harmful pesticide, the government said Tuesday, amid a growing health scare in Europe over tainted egg products. Some eggs at a farm with 80,000 hens in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide fipronil [...]

Local Education Office Bans Instant Food at School

Local Education Office Bans Instant Food at School

JEJU, Nov.18 (Korea Bizwire) – Bringing instant food to school will be banned in all regions of Jeju Island starting next year, and a smartphone ban will be implemented in 2017. The Jeju Education Office is taking extreme measures to lower the obesity rate of students, which is the highest in the nation, and improve [...]