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Sales of Eco-friendly Products Increase After Recycling Crisis

Sales of Eco-friendly Products Increase After Recycling Crisis

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly products spiked after national confusion over recycling last month, data from a leading online mall showed Friday. According to Gmarket, sales of some of the eco-friendly items nearly doubled in the April 5-May 4 period. Purchases of lidded silicone containers, for instance, increased 115 percent during [...]

Government Announces Drastic Measures to Cut Waste

Government Announces Drastic Measures to Cut Waste

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced new comprehensive measures yesterday that would drastically reduce the amount of waste generated in the process of product production, distribution, consumption, collection of waste, and recycling. In order to prevent the repeat of the crisis surrounding recycled goods that occurred early last month, the government has [...]

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Bae Min-ji’s ordinary day begins by boiling tap water to drink. The 29-year-old takes a shower using just a single bar of soap and brushes her teeth with a powdered toothpaste. With a tumbler, small cloth bags, a spoon and chopsticks, she is ready to leave the house and [...]

Chaos as Recycling Rules Change at Apartment Complexes

Chaos as Recycling Rules Change at Apartment Complexes

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — New changes to recycling rules at apartment complexes in Seoul and the surrounding areas have left some residents perplexed. A number of recycling companies introduced stricter recycling rules this month, requiring people to clean food packages and refusing to accept polystyrene following price drops for recycled material in China. The [...]

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 [...]

Volvo Pioneers Autonomous, Self-driving Refuse Truck in the Urban Environment

Volvo Pioneers Autonomous, Self-driving Refuse Truck in the Urban Environment

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) –In the latest research and development in self-driving vehicles, Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling specialists Renova, is testing a pioneering autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used across the urban environment. The project explores how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and [...]

Seoul to Team Up With Coffeehouse Chains for Recycling Effort

Seoul to Team Up With Coffeehouse Chains for Recycling Effort

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is teaming up with major coffeehouse chains in South Korea for a new recycling project that will see a weekly dose of coffee grounds reused as fertilizer and disposable cups collected for recycling, as part of a new environmental initiative set to kick off next month. [...]

Korea Recycles Domestic Sewage for Industrial Use

Korea Recycles Domestic Sewage for Industrial Use

PAJU, South Korea, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Paju, a city located northwest of Seoul, approved Wednesday a private-funded BTO (build-transfer-operate) business plan to recycle treated waste water that will then be used by industrial complexes in the city.  The new venture will make use of treated waste water from Paju through the establishment of [...]