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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 [...]

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 [...]