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Single-person Households Generate More Single-use Trash

Single-person Households Generate More Single-use Trash

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s single-person households throw away about 30 pieces of disposable items per day on average, more than twice as much as the average multi-person household. According to a survey conducted by the Seoul Digital Foundation, the quantity of disposable packaging materials such as styrofoam thrown away by single-person households [...]

Single-person Households Most Common Household Type in S. Korea

Single-person Households Most Common Household Type in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A single-person household is the most common type of living arrangement in South Korea, data showed Wednesday. Data released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety showed 8.77 million single-person residence registrations, accounting for 39 percent of the total number of 22.7 million. The second most common type [...]

Small Apartments Increasingly Popular with Surge in Single-person Households

Small Apartments Increasingly Popular with Surge in Single-person Households

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With the growing number of single-person households in South Korea, the real estate market is also seeing more and more residential complexes supplying small-sized apartments. The market is reducing some of the traditionally popular medium- and large-sized units and expanding the supply of small ones. The number of family [...]

Housing Welfare Model Should be Restructured to Reflect Single-person Households

Housing Welfare Model Should be Restructured to Reflect Single-person Households

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of single-person households increases, especially for men and women in their 40s and 50s, the need to come up with appropriate housing measures has been voiced. The Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements suggested in a recent report that housing policies should be reset to reflect [...]

House Sharing Market Takes Off

House Sharing Market Takes Off

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — As housing shortages continue and crimes threaten single-person households, shared houses are becoming increasingly popular for their cost-effectiveness and stability benefits. On Monday, the house-sharing platform Come&Stay Co. unveiled the findings of a recent survey that showed that the preference for house sharing was growing fast. The survey was [...]

Gov’t Forms Committee to Deal with Oversupply of Vegetables

Gov’t Forms Committee to Deal with Oversupply of Vegetables

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs established the Vegetable Industry Development Planning Committee on Tuesday to prevent an oversupply of vegetables as an increasing number of single-person households are purchasing fewer vegetables at the market. “An oversupply of vegetables is becoming more severe as single-person or double-income [...]

S. Korea’s Instant Meals Market Expands Beyond Single-person Households

S. Korea’s Instant Meals Market Expands Beyond Single-person Households

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean market for instant meals has expanded beyond single-person households to the middle-aged population, the country’s leading processed foods maker, CJ Cheiljedang Corp., said Monday. The ready-to-eat items, often referred to as home meal replacement (HMR) products here, have become increasingly popular, mainly on the back of [...]

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of single-person households in South Korea, the Busan Metropolitan Council plans to deliberate on a ‘loneliness prevention’ bill. “We are trying to develop new legislation that can address the loneliness problem, which is becoming a serious social issue resulting in suicide and solitary deaths,” said [...]