Environmental advocacy groups are protesting the Ministry of Environment's plans to build waste disposal sites on four islands in Dadohae Haesang National Park, South Jeolla province.
The groups say the ministry's decision has not taken into consideration the impact of the incinerators on the coastline and inland areas of the national park..
Five oil refineries yesterday agreed with the Ministry of Environment that they would look for oil-contaminated soil and remove the contamination.
SK, LG Caltex, Hyundai Oilbank, S-Oil and Inchon Oil Refinery agreed to hire agents to look for soil contamination at filling stations they manage directly and report their findings to the env..
The Ministry of Environment said Wednesday it was revising regulations pertaining to recycling in order to reduce the use of disposable products. The ministry will enforce the new regulations, one of which bans the use of disposable plastic plates in cafeterias located in department or discount stores, from July next year. In addition, fast ..
In line with the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system that will start next year, recyclable products will be marked with new labels starting next January, the Ministry of Environment said yesterday. The system calls for manufacturers to collect and recycle their goods. Products regulated by EPR, such as, among others, plastic food..
The Ministry of Environment abruptly changed its policy on requirements for recycling instant noodle cups yesterday, stirring a debate among environmental activists and noodle producers. The ministry originally said at least 60 percent of the instant noodle cups must be made of paper, rather than polystyrene, starting next year.