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S. Korean Steelmakers to Use Oyster Shell Waste for Steelmaking

S. Korean Steelmakers to Use Oyster Shell Waste for Steelmaking

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co., South Korea’s two largest steelmakers, will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for steel production. Both companies were inspired by the fact that oyster shell substances are similar to the limestone used for sintering and have been developing a recycling technology [...]

Illegal Leaf Springs on Commercial Trucks Recycled into Safety Fences

Illegal Leaf Springs on Commercial Trucks Recycled into Safety Fences

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday that it will launch a campaign to collect leaf springs illegally installed on commercial trucks and recycle them for the production of fences for child safety zones. Leaf springs are typically installed under the frame of commercial trucks to reduce shock to the [...]

SK Global Chemical to Build Massive Plastic Recycling Plant in Ulsan

SK Global Chemical to Build Massive Plastic Recycling Plant in Ulsan

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Global Chemical Co., an affiliate of South Korea’s top refiner SK Innovation Co., is building an anode material plant, where plastic waste will be recycled into new materials. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Ulsan on Thursday. By 2025, SK Global Chemical plans [...]

Hanwha Solutions to Cut Carbon Emissions by Recycling Waste Heat at its Plant

Hanwha Solutions to Cut Carbon Emissions by Recycling Waste Heat at its Plant

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanwha Solutions Corp., a South Korean energy solutions company, will participate in a government project in tandem with Lotte Chemical Corp., a major petrochemical firm, to cut carbon emissions by recycling the waste heat at one of its plants. Hanwha Solutions announced that it will create 1 million tons [...]

Activists Call for Reducing Non-recyclable Cosmetic Containers

Activists Call for Reducing Non-recyclable Cosmetic Containers

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer than two out of 10 cosmetic containers distributed in South Korea are recyclable, an environmental group said Saturday, urging cosmetics companies to raise the recycling rate of their cosmetic packaging. The group, which calls itself “Cosmetic Attack Citizens Action,” said it examined 6,617 brand-name cosmetic containers, and only [...]

Gov’t Relaxes Restrictions on Recycled PET Use

Gov’t Relaxes Restrictions on Recycled PET Use

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — New regulations aimed at promoting resource circulation and plastic recycling should see the approval of recycled transparent PET bottle use in food product packaging from next year at the earliest. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the Ministry of Environment jointly announced plans to amend regulations [...]

SK Chemicals Invests in Chinese Waste Plastic Recycling Firm

SK Chemicals Invests in Chinese Waste Plastic Recycling Firm

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Chemicals Co. said Monday that it had acquired a 10 percent stake in Shuye Environmental Technology Co., a Chinese company that possesses technology that can chemically break down waste PET, by investing 23 billion won (US$20 million). The company made the investment decision as part of efforts to [...]