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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 [...]

SKC to Set Up South Korea’s Largest Plastic Waste Pyrolysis Oil Plant

SKC to Set Up South Korea’s Largest Plastic Waste Pyrolysis Oil Plant

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chemicals maker SKC Co. is set to launch the nation’s largest plastic waste pyrolysis oil project. The company recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ulsan city government to jointly carry out an eco-friendly chemical recycling project that aims to make industrial pyrolysis oil with [...]

Koreans Join Movement to Reduce Plastic Waste as Pandemic Drags On

Koreans Join Movement to Reduce Plastic Waste as Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are becoming concerned over environmental damage caused by the use of plastic and disposable products as food delivery is replacing dining out following the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Environment reported a 11.2 percent (5,349 tons) increase in everyday waste over the first [...]

COVID-19 Adds to S. Korea’s Plastic Headache as Waste Spikes amid Pandemic

COVID-19 Adds to S. Korea’s Plastic Headache as Waste Spikes amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — From the millions of plastic gloves voters wore during South Korea’s general elections to the face masks that have emerged as a daily essential, the new coronavirus has been accompanied by another plight: plastic waste. South Korea was already one of the world’s biggest plastic-consuming countries per capita before [...]

Use of Disposable Products Increases Due to Stronger Social Distancing Measures

Use of Disposable Products Increases Due to Stronger Social Distancing Measures

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Following a strict imposition of social distancing as the coronavirus sweeps across South Korea, people are throwing away increased amounts of plastic waste. The Ministry of Environment temporarily approved the use of disposable materials at restaurants, cafes, and fast food chains in airports and train stations in February to [...]

Plastic Waste Management Market Size to Reach US$ 41.1 Bn by 2026

Plastic Waste Management Market Size to Reach US$ 41.1 Bn by 2026

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Acumen Research and Consulting, announced new study on “Plastic Waste Management Market (By Service: Collection & transportation, Recycling, Incineration, Landfills; By Polymer Type: Polypropylene (PP), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), High-density polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polyurethane (PUR), Polystyrene (PS), Polyethylene, Terephthalate (PET), Others; By End Use: Packaging, Building & construction, [...]

Samsung Produces Smartphone Cases with Plastic Waste

Samsung Produces Smartphone Cases with Plastic Waste

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture and sell accessories for smartphones and smartwatches with thread made by melting plastic waste. Samsung collaborated with Danish textile company Kvadrat to produce a case for the Galaxy S20 Plus and a strap accessory to the Galaxy Watch Active2, with fibers that recycled plastic [...]

Solid Refuse Fuel No Longer Classified as Renewable Energy in S. Korea

Solid Refuse Fuel No Longer Classified as Renewable Energy in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The government plans to cut subsidies given to Solid Refuse Fuel (SRF) in which plastic waste is burned to generate heat or electricity. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Sunday that any plants or incineration facilities that use non-renewable SRF will be cut off from receiving Renewable [...]