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Clothing Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles is Safe: Consumer Watchdog

Clothing Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles is Safe: Consumer Watchdog

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The overall quality of clothes made by recycling plastic bottles is generally good and there are no safety concerns, a consumer watchdog said Wednesday. The Korea Consumer Agency tested the durability and safety of five recycled polyester garments produced by local sports brands that are now selling in the [...]

Gov’t Relaxes Restrictions on Recycled PET Use

Gov’t Relaxes Restrictions on Recycled PET Use

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — New regulations aimed at promoting resource circulation and plastic recycling should see the approval of recycled transparent PET bottle use in food product packaging from next year at the earliest. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the Ministry of Environment jointly announced plans to amend regulations [...]

Fashion Industry Leads Eco-friendly Practices with Fabric Made from Plastic Bottles

Fashion Industry Leads Eco-friendly Practices with Fabric Made from Plastic Bottles

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The fashion industry is releasing a series of recycled, eco-friendly handbags and apparel. Products made with recycled plastic bottles, in particular, are gaining attention. Beanpole Accessory, the fashion arm of Samsung C&T Corp., recently released the Walnut Knit Bucket Bag made of recycled plastic bottles. Black Yak has begun [...]

Plastic Bottles Used to Make Military and Police Uniforms

Plastic Bottles Used to Make Military and Police Uniforms

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is stepping up to distribute uniforms recycled from plastic bottles to the military and the police. The Ministry of Environment hosted a ceremony in Seoul on Monday where the Ministry of Defense, the National Police Agency, and the Korea Federation of Textile Industries bought technical wear made [...]

AI Robots Sort Cans and Plastic Bottles Automatically in Seoul

AI Robots Sort Cans and Plastic Bottles Automatically in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s southeastern Songpa district said Thursday it will collect and sort cans and plastic bottles automatically using artificial intelligence (AI)-based resource circulation and collection robots. The district office will install a couple of such robots within its district. The AI-based robots will automatically sort, compress and store cans and [...]

Plastic Bottles Used to Make Bags and Shoes at Lotte Chemical’s Environmental Project

Plastic Bottles Used to Make Bags and Shoes at Lotte Chemical’s Environmental Project

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Chemical Corp., a major South Korean petrochemical company, said Thursday that eco-friendly products made with plastic bottles such as bags and running shoes have been introduced at Project LOOP, a campaign for a virtuous circle of plastic waste. Project LOOP aims to minimize environmental damage and fulfill the [...]

Plastic Bottles Recycled into Shoes and Clothes

Plastic Bottles Recycled into Shoes and Clothes

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean petrochemical firm will launch a project to improve awareness of resource circulation and establish a new domestic plastic recycling economy. Lotte Chemical Corp. held a signing ceremony for “Project Loop” with seven companies in Seoul Monday to establish a plastic recycling economy by improving the culture [...]