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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 [...]

K-Water Recycles Floating Debris Near Dams to Make Fertilizer

K-Water Recycles Floating Debris Near Dams to Make Fertilizer

ANDONG, South Korea, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – K-Water’s (Korea Water Resources Corporation) Andong regional office recently found a solution to the long-lived problem of cleaning up thousands of tons of floating debris near dams in the area, deciding to recycle the floating matter instead of wasting it.  According to officials, hundreds of millions of [...]

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed

BUSAN, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Pukyong National University announced Wednesday that graduate student Seonwoo In-young (26), recently succeeded in producing bioethanol using dead seaweed that washed ashore after a tropical storm. Seaweed plays an essential role as a food source, habitat, and spawning ground for marine organisms, but only when its alive underwater. Dead [...]

Korea to Update Baseball Stadium Beverage Regulations

Korea to Update Baseball Stadium Beverage Regulations

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting in 2017, all sales of beverages in disposable cups will be banned from baseball stadiums in Korea.  The Ministry of Environment and the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) will sign an agreement called ‘Recycling of Resources to Establish Clean Baseball Stadiums’, and will be promoting the effort in order [...]