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S. Korean Company Introduces Ice Packs Containing Eco-friendly Microorganisms

S. Korean Company Introduces Ice Packs Containing Eco-friendly Microorganisms

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — SSG.com, the online shopping unit of retail conglomerate Shinsegae, announced Monday that it will start using ice packs containing eco-friendly microorganisms to help the environment. The contents of the new ice packs, when disposed of through a drain, can cleanse wastewater or be used as a nutritional supplement for [...]

Woowa Brothers Launches Eco-friendly Coconut Shell Delivery Packaging

Woowa Brothers Launches Eco-friendly Coconut Shell Delivery Packaging

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Woowa Brothers Corp., the operator of delivery app Baedal Minjok, launched new eco-friendly delivery containers called “Green” Wednesday through its food and materials shopping mall. The “Green” products consist of a total of six types of containers, including a soup container for soups and steamed food, and a sealed [...]

Researchers Develops Eco-friendly Plastic Production Technology

Researchers Develops Eco-friendly Plastic Production Technology

DAEJEON, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology announced Tuesday that it has developed a new technology to produce eco-friendly polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastic. PEF has been spotlighted as a new bio-alternative to replace PET plastic, and is made of glucose, a sugar substance originating from plants. The PET alternative [...]

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 [...]