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Use of Disposable Cups, Items Prohibited in Cafes, Restaurants

Use of Disposable Cups, Items Prohibited in Cafes, Restaurants

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The use of disposable items, such as single-use plastic cups and cutlery, is prohibited inside cafes and restaurants under a new environmental regulation that went into force Friday. It marks a reinstatement of the environmental ministry’s anti-disposable law that first went into effect in 2018. Its enforcement was temporarily [...]

Cafes, Restaurants to be Banned from Using Disposable Items Under Revised Law

Cafes, Restaurants to be Banned from Using Disposable Items Under Revised Law

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Cafes and restaurants will be banned from using disposable products at stores starting next year to reduce plastic waste spiking amid the pandemic, the environment ministry said Friday. The ministry has recently put up an administrative notice that a revised law prohibiting the use of disposable items, such as [...]

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Bae Min-ji’s ordinary day begins by boiling tap water to drink. The 29-year-old takes a shower using just a single bar of soap and brushes her teeth with a powdered toothpaste. With a tumbler, small cloth bags, a spoon and chopsticks, she is ready to leave the house and [...]