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Green Initiatives Prioritize Environment over Consumer Convenience

Green Initiatives Prioritize Environment over Consumer Convenience

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A series of criticisms has been raised that what the government or private companies pushed for with the aim of protecting the environment ignored consumer convenience and reality. Recently, a Starbucks customer shared on social media the inconvenience felt while eating pudding purchased at one of the coffee giant’s [...]

Rural Village Bans Use of Plastic Bags

Rural Village Bans Use of Plastic Bags

PYEONGCHANG, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A village in Gangwon Province is drawing attention by launching a “shared shopping basket” campaign aimed at protecting the environment from micro-plastic problems and reducing the use of plastic bags to create a healthy environment. The movement, which will be joined by the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) Daehwa [...]

S. Korea to Invest 19 tln Won Renovate Old School Buildings

S. Korea to Invest 19 tln Won Renovate Old School Buildings

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 18.8 trillion won (US$16.8 billion) will be invested over the next five years to create a safer and cleaner school environment in South Korea. Among the projects, 500 billion won (US$446.9 million) will be set aside for renovating traditional classrooms with desks and chairs into next-generation playgrounds. [...]

Floating Solar Farms Have Limited Impact on Environment: KRC

Floating Solar Farms Have Limited Impact on Environment: KRC

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run agricultural company said Thursday that floating solar farms have limited impact on the environment, dismissing criticisms by some conservationists. The Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) released a report that compares reservoirs with and without floating solar panels and claimed that there were no significant changes in [...]

Use of Disposable Cups to be Halted at SK Building as Part of an Environmental Campaign

Use of Disposable Cups to be Halted at SK Building as Part of an Environmental Campaign

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group has vowed to create more social value within the community by kicking off an environmental campaign that aims to reduce the use of disposable cups within the company. According to a source within SK Group, companies currently situated within the SK Building in Jongno, Seoul including SK [...]

S. Korea, China Pledge Joint Work to Fight Fine Dust

S. Korea, China Pledge Joint Work to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior officials of South Korea and China have agreed to step up cooperation to fight regional environmental issues, including fine dust, the foreign ministry said Friday. During a meeting of the South Korea-China joint committee on environmental cooperation in Changdong, China on Thursday, the foreign ministry’s Director-General for environmental [...]