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The Dark Side of K-pop Heyday: Discarded CDs Creating Mountains of Plastic Waste

The Dark Side of K-pop Heyday: Discarded CDs Creating Mountains of Plastic Waste

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) — It’s common practice for some K-pop fans to mass-purchase K-pop albums but throw most away after removing only photo cards or invitation cards for fan meetings. Since they throw the CDs away, the excess copies end up becoming plastic waste. The number of K-pop CD albums sold in the [...]

Group of Mexican Fans Host K-pop Convention

Group of Mexican Fans Host K-pop Convention

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A convention of the Korean wave or “hallyu” in Korean, organized by a group of K-pop fans, was held last weekend at a convention center in Monterrey, northeast Mexico. The event, “Hallyu Expo,” which took place for the first time this year, was organized by three 30-something K-pop fans [...]