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Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

BUSAN, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Metropolitan Government announced on August 23 that it will be holding a special raffle event as part of its citywide cleanup efforts. The event will be restricted to Millak Waterfront Park to tackle waste left by visitors who do not correctly dispose of their garbage. To place [...]

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) —In an attempt to encourage pedestrians to recycle, Seoul’s Seocho District is flexing its creative muscle. On August 7, the district office announced that it will place 44 recycling bins designed to look like giant coffee cups throughout the streets of the Gangnam and Banpo neighborhoods. Standing waist high, these garbage [...]

South Korean Government to Impose Landfill Levy to Promote Recycling

South Korean Government to Impose Landfill Levy to Promote Recycling

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Environment said Wednesday that the upcoming revision to the Resource Circulation Act will include imposing a 10 to 30 won ($0.01 – 0.03) levy per kilogram of landfill (and incineration) for household waste.  Affecting all local governments and private businesses that operate waste disposal facilities, the [...]

Local Government to Assist Low-Income Seniors Collecting Scrap Paper

Local Government to Assist Low-Income Seniors Collecting Scrap Paper

SUWON, South Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – An elderly from Daejeon in his 70s is being investigated by the police for collecting presidential election brochures and flyers from a local apartment complex. The suspect, whose identity was withheld, testified that he (or she) took four envelopes from mailboxes and 11 from the floor.  “I [...]

Korean Researchers Find Innovative Uses for Agricultural By-Products

Korean Researchers Find Innovative Uses for Agricultural By-Products

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Recycling agricultural by-products, especially the peel of fruits and vegetables, is becoming extremely popular in Korea, allowing farms and businesses to make better use of the nutritious benefits of this type of waste, while saving on disposal costs.  Jeollanamdo Agricultural Research & Extension Services recently transferred its latest technology [...]

Korean Institute Develops the Most Efficient Way to Recycle Carbon Fiber Yet

Korean Institute Develops the Most Efficient Way to Recycle Carbon Fiber Yet

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer, or CFRP, is an extremely durable light plastic, and its use has spread across various manufacturing industries, from aviation and automotive, to sports and audio equipment. But despite its impressive properties, CFRP is infamous for its complex disposal and recycling.  While high-temperature processing to reclaim [...]

Starbucks Compost Program a Win-Win

Starbucks Compost Program a Win-Win

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Korea’s latest eco-friendly effort, using coffee grounds as compost to grow crops and purchasing the harvested products, was chosen as June’s ‘Excellent Example of Coexistent Cooperation in Agricultural Products’ by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA). According to the ministry, Starbucks Korea is currently supplying [...]

Empty Oyster Shells Help Reduce Sulfur Emissions from Power Plants

Empty Oyster Shells Help Reduce Sulfur Emissions from Power Plants

TAEAN, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungnam’s Taean County will soon recycle empty oyster shells to desulfurize poisonous sulfur from power plants. Taean County is a big producer of oyster, producing 30,000 tons of shells each year. According to county officials, oyster shells have strong alkali properties, containing over 98 percent calcium carbonate, and are [...]

Coffee Grounds Transformed into Furniture at Starbucks

Coffee Grounds Transformed into Furniture at Starbucks

SEOUL, Nov.25 (Korea Bizwire) – Coffee houses furnished with tables and lamps made of coffee waste are receiving positive reactions from consumers. Starbucks Korea opened a store in the Gwanghwamun area that is furnished with furniture made out of used coffee grounds on November 8. The company announced on November 24 that will increase the [...]