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Consumers Return Disposable Items to Manufacturers in Protest

Consumers Return Disposable Items to Manufacturers in Protest

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent trend has prompted a growing number of consumers to send secondary disposable products that come attached to a primary product back to the manufacturer. These disposable items include plastic straws attached to milk packs, plastic covers, and packages of lactic acid bacteria wrapped with multiple plastic bags. [...]

Use of Disposable Products Increases Due to Stronger Social Distancing Measures

Use of Disposable Products Increases Due to Stronger Social Distancing Measures

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Following a strict imposition of social distancing as the coronavirus sweeps across South Korea, people are throwing away increased amounts of plastic waste. The Ministry of Environment temporarily approved the use of disposable materials at restaurants, cafes, and fast food chains in airports and train stations in February to [...]

Disposable Products Transformed into Photographic Paper

Disposable Products Transformed into Photographic Paper

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The use of disposable products is on the rise as consumers are prioritizing safety from the coronavirus. Disposable protective masks, plastic gloves, and plastic cups are being consumed en masse. In the meantime, a new ‘filaroid’ service that recycles disposable products into photographs is becoming popular. A paper cup, [...]

Seoul City Allows Temporary Use of Single-use Products at Cafes

Seoul City Allows Temporary Use of Single-use Products at Cafes

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday it will temporarily allow restaurants, including coffee shops, to use disposable products. With the coronavirus alert raised to “red”, the highest level in the country’s four-tier system, the Ministry of Environment has issued guidelines on Sunday for allowing single-use goods not only at restaurants [...]