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Efforts Underway to Recycle Solar Panels Used for Certification Tests

Efforts Underway to Recycle Solar Panels Used for Certification Tests

BUSAN, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new attempt will be made to recycle the solar panels used for the nation’s industrial standards certification — known as KS certification — for the establishment of solar polar generators at welfare facilities. The Busan metropolitan government said Wednesday it had signed a business agreement with the Korea [...]

Food Companies Discouraged by Upcoming Deposit Policy for Plastic Cups

Food Companies Discouraged by Upcoming Deposit Policy for Plastic Cups

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Food and beverage manufacturers are complaining that the government’s upcoming policy requiring companies to pay a deposit for using a designated number of disposable plastic cups, aimed at raising the waste recycling rate, imposes the cost on the companies only. The new policy will require companies to request the number [...]

Hyundai Oilbank, Samsung C&T Announce Plastic Waste Recycling Venture

Hyundai Oilbank, Samsung C&T Announce Plastic Waste Recycling Venture

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Oilbank Co., a major South Korean refiner, has joined forces with construction company Samsung C&T Corp. to launch a plastic waste recycling business. The two parties announced on Tuesday that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in the area of the production of eco-friendly chemical [...]

Transparent PET Bottles Reused as Food Containers Through Physical Processing

Transparent PET Bottles Reused as Food Containers Through Physical Processing

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry said Thursday it will launch a new initiative with the aim of enabling the reuse of transparent polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles as food containers through physical processing rather than chemical processing. The ministry issued a notice on the revision of facility and quality standards that the sorting and recycling [...]

Growing Number of Large Firms Collecting Used Product Containers

Growing Number of Large Firms Collecting Used Product Containers

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of large companies in South Korea are collecting empty containers for their products from consumers as part of efforts to boost the recycling rate. CJ Cheiljedang Corp., the country’s leading food manufacturer, launched a service to collect the empty containers of its cooked rice product Hetbahn [...]

Gov’t to Penalize Solar Panel Makers and Importers Failing to Fulfill Recycling Obligations

Gov’t to Penalize Solar Panel Makers and Importers Failing to Fulfill Recycling Obligations

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean solar panel makers and importers will face extra charges if they fail to fulfill their recycling obligations, starting from January 2023. The Ministry of Environment announced on Thursday that it would make an advance legislation notice on the partial revision of subordinate laws in three resource circulation [...]

KIST Biochar Uses Recycled Kelp to Remove Toxic Heavy Metals from Water

KIST Biochar Uses Recycled Kelp to Remove Toxic Heavy Metals from Water

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has succeeded in developing a new biochar that can replace activated charcoal by recycling seaweed like kelp. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology said Tuesday its research team had developed a biochar (a compound word of biomass and charcoal) material that can adhere [...]