* Date : 2020-12-18
As of 2018, Korea had a recycling rate of 62%, second to only Germany among OECD countries. However, only 40% of the waste is actually recycled because recycling guidelines did not develop with the variety of plastic products produced. And the rest is left somewhere around the globe. From the millions of plastic gloves voters wore during Korea’s general elections back in April to the face masks that have emerged as a daily essential, the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by another plight – plastic waste. What can we do to manage and reduce waste? Let’s meet Hong Su-yoel, Chief Researcher at the Resource Recycling Consulting, and Kim Yo-na, Project Manager at the Korean Federation for Environment Movement, to learn more about the ethics of waste that COVID-19 has highlighted.
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenge for the waste management industry as disposable products is surging. Here is a store in Mapo District in Seoul that only sells unwrapped products to reduce waste. The store sells bulks of products without wrappers or packages, ranging from cosmetics to daily supplies. The store, which promotes the idea of zero-waste, is owned by environmental activists who previously led the plastic-free movement and is always full of visitors. We meet with Lee Joo-eun, a co-director of the store, who tells us about a campaign that cuts down waste.
#Unwrapped_product_store #Zero_waste #Reducing_waste #Director_Lee_Joooeun #Reducing_plastic
A community garden has newly been created to console and comfort the minds of those affected by the prolonging pandemic. Everything from the garden, including a clump of grass and all the flowers, are planted by the locals. The garden, located inside the Amsa History Park, has various gardens, including a rain garden, practice garden, dry garden, small garden, and an adventure playground for cAhildren. We visit the community garden to meet with Gangdong district residents who worked together with a sense of companionship to build the facility.
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