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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 [...]

Plastic Makers Welcome G20 Osaka Blue Ocean Vision to End Ocean Plastics

Plastic Makers Welcome G20 Osaka Blue Ocean Vision to End Ocean Plastics

WASHINGTON, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The G20 countries adopted a Leaders’ Declaration today in Osaka. The American Chemistry Council issued the following response, which may be attributed to Steve Russell, vice president of ACC’s Plastics Division:  “America’s plastic makers welcome the G20’s Osaka Blue Ocean Vision to end plastic leakage into the ocean, and [...]

Eco-friendly Garbage Bags Mandatory Next Year in Seoul

Eco-friendly Garbage Bags Mandatory Next Year in Seoul

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government reported on Wednesday that it will push to completely replace public and home standard plastic garbage bag in 25 districts with eco-friendly garbage bags by the year 2020. First of all, the city will switch from public standard plastic garbage bags to eco-friendly ones used [...]