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Hyundai Supports Organization That Promotes Plastic Toy Recycling

Hyundai Supports Organization That Promotes Plastic Toy Recycling

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group is set to support an organization that promotes plastic toy recycling as part of efforts to contribute to a reduction in plastic waste. The carmaker announced on Tuesday that it will support a social cooperative organization named “Green Move Workshop” which is engaged in the donation [...]

Waste Plastic Bottles Recycled into Quality Consumer Products

Waste Plastic Bottles Recycled into Quality Consumer Products

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Recycled transparent plastic bottles have been reborn as various high-quality products, such as clothing, bags and cosmetic bottles, under the government’s new waste recycling policy, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. Under the recycling policy that went into effect in February this year, discarded transparent plastic bottles have been [...]

N. Korea’s Eye-catching Recycling Incentive: Exchange Empty Bottles for New Shoes

N. Korea’s Eye-catching Recycling Incentive: Exchange Empty Bottles for New Shoes

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — As a way to break through its cycle of economic hardship, North Korea is rolling out a variety of recycling policies. Among them, the most eye-catching policy is the promotion of the exchange of recyclable waste materials like empty bottles for daily necessities. The Choson Sinbo, the official mouthpiece [...]

Discarded Election Banners Can be Recycled

Discarded Election Banners Can be Recycled

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — After the parliamentary elections on April 15, election promotional banners that will be discarded will be recycled into shopping bags and garbage bags. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Environment had distributed guidelines containing such information to local governments across the country to push for recycling measures. The guidelines included [...]

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 [...]

AI Robot Recovers Waste Material, Recycles Resources and Makes Money

AI Robot Recovers Waste Material, Recycles Resources and Makes Money

SAMCHEOK, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samcheok City in Gangwon Province is planning to install artificial intelligence (AI) robots that can easily retrieve recyclable resources, including cans and plastic bottles. The current recycling system is used to remove and transport cans along with scrap metal, and plastic bottles along with plastic. Contamination, such as damage [...]

New Technology Recycles Plastic Bottles into Medicine

New Technology Recycles Plastic Bottles into Medicine

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed technology uses material from recycled plastic bottles as components of pharmaceutical products. A joint research team from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Korea University, and Ewha Women’s University announced on Tuesday that they had developed a new technology that chemically disassembles plastic bottles [...]