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Gov’t Mandates Electronic Prescriptions for Animal Medications

Gov’t Mandates Electronic Prescriptions for Animal Medications

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The future is pet-friendly when it comes to medical prescriptions, as least in South Korea. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that it will implement a revision to the Veterinary License Act starting Friday. The current regulations in place to prevent the misuse and abuse of [...]

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 [...]

Controversy Sparks After Insurance Bill Says Pets Equivalent to Humans

Controversy Sparks After Insurance Bill Says Pets Equivalent to Humans

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A bill has recently been proposed to consider pet insurance as equivalent to human insurance plans, raising new controversies as to how pets are to be identified in insurance programs. The bill, proposed by Rep. Kim Byung-wook of the ruling Democratic Party, intends to consider pet insurance plans as [...]

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

Ulsan Expands “Animal Love” Pet Education Program

ULSAN, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education said Tuesday it will expand and operate its “Visiting Animal Love Education” for elementary school students this year. Last year, the municipal education office received applications from elementary schools that wanted such education and held 675 education sessions at 88 schools and for [...]

Industries Scrambling to Respond to Toughened Recycling Policy

Industries Scrambling to Respond to Toughened Recycling Policy

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean industries ranging from beverages and cosmetics to hotels are scrambling to cope with a tightened recycling law, industry officials said Friday. Under revised legislation implemented on Wednesday, producers and importers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), glass and other materials such as drink bottles, food containers and cosmetics packaging [...]