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New Pump Makes Restrooms Without Trash Cans Possible

New Pump Makes Restrooms Without Trash Cans Possible

CHONAN, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A new sewage treatment system has been developed that can process female hygiene products, wet wipes, and other large, solid materials. The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) and regenerative blower manufacturer Hwanghae Electric Co. announced Tuesday that they had developed a single-channel pump that can flush even large, [...]

Department Store and Duty-free Shop Employees Protest Against ‘Customer-only Restrooms’

Department Store and Duty-free Shop Employees Protest Against ‘Customer-only Restrooms’

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees at department stores and duty-free shops took to the streets claiming their right to use the restrooms at their workplaces normally reserved for customers. The Korean Federation of Service Workers’ Unions held a press conference at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) on Monday, claiming that [...]

What If You Can Get Paid to Go to the Bathroom?

What If You Can Get Paid to Go to the Bathroom?

ULSAN, South Korea, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) has the perfect solution for an unwanted problem with its sewage-to-currency technology. The technology is currently being exported to China.  The institute recently announced that it signed a business agreement with Chinese firm Xi Jia International Trade Co., Ltd. for [...]

23 Percent of Seoul Citizens Prefer Traditional Toilets in Public Restrooms

23 Percent of Seoul Citizens Prefer Traditional Toilets in Public Restrooms

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly a quarter of citizens in Seoul prefer traditional toilets to western style ones in public restrooms, a government survey showed Tuesday.  According to the survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on 3,137 people in March 2015, 22.8 percent of the respondents said they prefer traditional latrines where [...]