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9     Seoul said to be heating up 2002-12-31
Category Korea Hits 3537
Contents The Seoul metropolitan area is heating up as verdevelopment causes surface temperatures in the city to rise, a researcher is warning. According to a paper by Song Yeong-bae of Seoul Women's University's city weather center, the heat island effect, in which urban air is several degrees hotter than the surrounding countryside, is taking place. ..
8     Working to build a sustainable resource-recycling society 2002-12-30
Category Korea Hits 3438
Contents For promoting a preferential purchase of recycled products by public institutions, a meeting sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and hosted by the Korea Resources Recovery & Reutilization Corporation is held at the Korea Teachers Pension in Yeouido on Nov. 22, 2002. Up to 400 representatives from the central government complexes, lo..
7     The dramatic increase in growth of the recycling industries in.. 2002-12-30
Category Korea Hits 3475
Contents Ever since the IMF crisis in Korea, there seems to be an increasing trend of the recycling industries as revealed in the statistics by the Korea Resources Recovery & Reutilization Corporation for the registered and approved waste recycling businesses in the year 2001. According to the statistics, the recycling market for the industry was..
6     96% of the public said that environmental damages caused by haz.. 2002-12-30
Category Korea Hits 3578
Contents On 22 November 2002, Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), conducted a nationwide phone survey on 1,000 adults on the public awareness of hazardous chemical substance management, at the request of the Ministry of Environment and the Government Information Agency. This was the first time such survey was conducted on this issue. The survey showed that 9..
5     "The Extended Producer Responsibility System" to be officiall.. 2002-12-30
Category Korea Hits 3750
Contents People in Korea do not need to be concerned about how to throw away their broken, outdated, or old electronic products anymore. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2003, the Extended Producers Recycling System(EPRS) will be officially launched nationwide, in which product manufacturers will take full responsibility for the recycling and disposal of their p..

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