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Deals Forged with Water Bottlers to Supply Label-free Products to Gov’t Offices

Deals Forged with Water Bottlers to Supply Label-free Products to Gov’t Offices

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry said Thursday it has forged agreements with water bottling companies across the country to supply label-free water products to local government offices and transportation service providers. The deals call on nationwide water companies to provide label-free water products to six metropolitan city government offices and 22 [...]

Greenpeace Gives ‘Fail’ Grade to S. Korean Food Producers on Plastic Reduction

Greenpeace Gives ‘Fail’ Grade to S. Korean Food Producers on Plastic Reduction

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An international environmental group gave a low score to the South Korean food industry’s efforts in dealing with plastic. The Seoul branch of Greenpeace published a report on Tuesday that analyzed the efforts of the country’s five major food companies — CJ Cheiljedang Corp., Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co., Ottogi [...]

Majority of Consumers Unaware Wet Tissues Made of Plastic

Majority of Consumers Unaware Wet Tissues Made of Plastic

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that a majority of consumers who use disposable wet tissues for cleaning and sanitization purposes are not aware that wet tissues are made of plastic. Consumers Korea, a consumer advocacy group here, conducted a survey of 636 consumers over 20 years of age to determine [...]

Cosmetics Industry Takes ‘Plastic Initiative’ to Promote Circular Economy

Cosmetics Industry Takes ‘Plastic Initiative’ to Promote Circular Economy

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s cosmetics industry is stepping up efforts to promote the circular economy, including the reduction of plastic packaging and the recycling of resources. The Korea Cosmetic Association, L’Oreal Korea, AmorePacific Corp., Aekyung Industrial Co. and LG Household & Health Care Ltd. jointly declared the ‘2030 cosmetics plastic initiative’ [...]

SK Telecom Succeeds in Recycling Radomes, Plastic Communication Antenna Enclosures

SK Telecom Succeeds in Recycling Radomes, Plastic Communication Antenna Enclosures

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. announced on Monday that it succeeded in recycling radomes, plastic communications antenna enclosures, for the first time in the industry. This milestone was achieved in collaboration with High Gain Antenna Co., a domestic antenna-producing firm. The recycled radome acquired GR (Good Recycled Product) certification from the [...]

Italian Entrepreneur Launches KAMPOS, a 100% Sustainable, Eco-friendly Luxury Apparel Brand

Italian Entrepreneur Launches KAMPOS, a 100% Sustainable, Eco-friendly Luxury Apparel Brand

MILAN, ITALY, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – KAMPOS, an  startup company, today announced the launch of a socially-responsible, environmentally friendly line of products and accessories to celebrate the history and beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by entrepreneur Alessandro Vergano, KAMPOS’ corporate vision is to “offer luxury products with a conscience, now and for generations to [...]

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 [...]