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S. Korea to Mandate Use of Highly Efficient Solar Panels

S. Korea to Mandate Use of Highly Efficient Solar Panels

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government plans to make mandatory the use of highly efficient products and provide incentives to eco-friendly generating facilities for a more competitive renewable energy industry. The initiative is expected to help prevent less efficient Chinese products from taking over the South Korean market, and develop highly efficient, eco-friendly [...]

AmorePacific Adopts Eco-friendly Paper Packaging

AmorePacific Adopts Eco-friendly Paper Packaging

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Nowadays, products purchased online are typically delivered in a big box with bubble wrap for protection. But once the package is safely delivered, the packaging becomes nothing more than waste. AmorePacific Corp., however, has chosen to make use of paper packaging materials instead of bubble wrap. What seems like [...]

Samsung Electronics to Replace All Plastic Packaging with Eco-friendly Materials

Samsung Electronics to Replace All Plastic Packaging with Eco-friendly Materials

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is launching a major ‘green’ initiative by pledging to replace all plastic packaging with eco-friendly materials. The consumer electronics giant announced on Sunday that it will now use paper and eco-friendly materials for product packaging, as part of a campaign to address environmental problems surrounding resource [...]

S. Korea Seeks to Produce 6.2 Million Hydrogen Cars by 2040

S. Korea Seeks to Produce 6.2 Million Hydrogen Cars by 2040

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a hydrogen economy policy blueprint on Thursday that centers on promoting eco-friendly automobiles and power cells that could create 43 trillion won (US$38.2 billion) worth of wealth in 2040. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the policy is focused on building a society that [...]

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

Hyundai, Kia Eco-friendly Car Sales Jump 2.1-fold This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly cars made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. jumped 2.1-fold in the first 11 months of this year, on strong domestic and overseas demand, industry data showed Sunday. The two flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth largest automotive [...]

E-Mart Announces Adoption of Eco-friendly Packaging

E-Mart Announces Adoption of Eco-friendly Packaging

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. revealed yesterday that it will be adopting eco-friendly packaging that would allow plastic containers belonging to its own brand products to be recycled with ease. Colored plastic bottles and caps will be replaced with colorless plastic. In addition, product labels will be made easier to remove. E-Mart [...]

Eco-Friendly Fashion Takes Industry by Storm

Eco-Friendly Fashion Takes Industry by Storm

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The wave of environmentally friendly efforts that recently hit the retail industry is now making similar strides in the fashion industry. Leading fashion companies have recently launched a series of marketing campaigns that incorporate environmental issues while highlighting lower prices for their products. K2, a popular outdoor brand, has [...]

Sales of Eco-friendly Products Increase After Recycling Crisis

Sales of Eco-friendly Products Increase After Recycling Crisis

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly products spiked after national confusion over recycling last month, data from a leading online mall showed Friday. According to Gmarket, sales of some of the eco-friendly items nearly doubled in the April 5-May 4 period. Purchases of lidded silicone containers, for instance, increased 115 percent during [...]