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Korean Scientists Develop Eco-friendly Production Tech for Materials Used in Cosmetics and Plastic

Korean Scientists Develop Eco-friendly Production Tech for Materials Used in Cosmetics and Plastic

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) said Tuesday that it has developed a technology to produce sebacic acid, a common component of cosmetics and other products, in an eco-friendly method. Sebacic acid is a dicarboxylic acid, made up of 10 carbon, and is used in the [...]

Eco-friendly Women’s Fashion Surges in Popularity

Eco-friendly Women’s Fashion Surges in Popularity

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of consumers expressing interest in so-called “ethical consumption,” women’s clothes made of eco-friendly materials are becoming popular. The British brand Reiss introduced an artificial leather belt coat in November that was completely sold out less than two months after its launch in early November. Furthermore, [...]

Eco-friendly Playground Established with Plastic from Discarded Cell Phones

Eco-friendly Playground Established with Plastic from Discarded Cell Phones

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — One of South Korea’s major mobile carriers has created an eco-friendly playground using plastic from old cell phones. LG Uplus Corp. has created an eco-friendly playground at a park in Gangseo District, Seoul, by materializing plastic from old cell phones and small electronic appliances collected for about five months. [...]

Major Retailers Launch Campaign to Reduce Waste

Major Retailers Launch Campaign to Reduce Waste

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Empty paper boxes, tape and straps for packaging will disappear from large discount stores in the near future as part of an initiative to encourage customers to make use of more eco-friendly alternatives. The Ministry of Environment held a voluntary agreement ceremony Thursday afternoon to foster the use of [...]

Seoul to Create ‘Eco-Friendly Daycare Centers’ in 125 Locations

Seoul to Create ‘Eco-Friendly Daycare Centers’ in 125 Locations

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will, for the first time, open the first daycare center in Seoul this year that has greatly increased natural experience and play activities for the children. The city government said Monday that it will start with 20 “eco-friendly daycare centers” this year and operate [...]

Eco-friendly Garbage Bags Mandatory Next Year in Seoul

Eco-friendly Garbage Bags Mandatory Next Year in Seoul

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government reported on Wednesday that it will push to completely replace public and home standard plastic garbage bag in 25 districts with eco-friendly garbage bags by the year 2020. First of all, the city will switch from public standard plastic garbage bags to eco-friendly ones used [...]

Changwon to Introduce Eco-friendly Farming Techniques at Junam Reservoir

Changwon to Introduce Eco-friendly Farming Techniques at Junam Reservoir

CHANGWON, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Farmland near Junam Reservoir in the city of Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, a popular destination for migratory birds, will turn into a pesticide-free farming complex that helps both the birds and the environment. Changwon, the Morning of Junam, a farming association, and the Machangjin Federation for Environmental Movement signed [...]

Online Retailers Introduce Eco-friendly Delivery Services

Online Retailers Introduce Eco-friendly Delivery Services

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Online retailers in South Korea are scrambling to offer eco-friendly delivery services as environmental awareness is spreading among local consumers. Hello Nature, a South Korean online food market, announced on Wednesday that it will replace all delivery materials with boxes made of recyclable woven polyethylene and ice packs made [...]

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 [...]