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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 02:20
78% of domestic plastic waste comes from food packaging: survey
More than seven out of 10 pieces of plastic thrown away by households is food packaging, and the amount of household plastic waste has been increasing, as people have been spending more time at home amid the prolonged pandemic, according to a recent report by Greenpeace Korea. Greenpeace Korea presented, Wednesday, its survey of 2,671 people from 841 households about domestic...
Calling for the expansion of public healthcare
Members of labor organizations and civic groups hold a performance during a press conference in central Seoul, Tuesday, calling on presidential candidates to come up with campaign pledges to expand public healthcare services, such as by building more public hospitals. Yonhap
UK ambassador urges fair vaccine pass system for foreign nationals
Simon Smith, the British ambassador to Korea, expressed concern that the Korean government's current vaccine pass system discriminates against foreign nationals here who have been inoculated against COVID-19 overseas. In a video uploaded by the embassy on Twitter, Nov. 12, the ambassador said the embassy has received inquiries and complaints from British nationals in Korea ab...
Cooperation on vaccine development
President Moon Jae-in poses with Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), during their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine development, Tuesday. Yonhap
Over 1 out of 4 settlers in Jeju Island plan to leave
More than one out of four people who have moved to Jeju Island are considering leaving the once most popular migration destination, a recent study shows. According to the report which the local government of Jeju has drawn up to set up a master plan for those who settle on the island, 28.3 percent of 410 people who had come to the island to live responded that they plan to mo...
Name tags expose service sectors workers to harassment from customers
A part-timer at a Baskin-Robbins shop in downtown Busan, who wished to remain anonymous, said she received a death threat from a drunk customer during a night shift a few weeks ago. It could have been an empty threat, but the fact that he was aware of her name from the name tag on her uniform made her feel vulnerable for over a week. “Most part-timers get a job near their hom...
Disputes arise among neighbors over indoor barbecue grilling
When someone grills meat at home, many neighbors smelling it might get a craving for barbecue also. But some others could be irritated by the aroma. For a few people, it is irritating enough to call the police. In recent days disputes among neighbors over indoor barbecue grilling at apartments have been arising.
Police called over children 'trespassing' on apartment complex playground
The head of a tenants' group at an apartment complex in Incheon called the police to report children for using the complex's playground despite not living there, claiming they were “trespassing.” One of the parents of the five children posted a petition on the Cheong Wa Dae website, Nov. 4, saying she received a call from the police that her child was reported for vandalism, ...
False information rampant online over 'urea water' solution
False information and scams are spreading online about making and selling diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), also known as “urea water,” amid a supply shortage of the critical additive required for cutting air pollution from diesel engines. Law enforcement and environment authorities have warned of such activities, saying those making or selling unauthorized products could face heav...
Outdoor drinking at nighttime in Han River parks allowed again
Nighttime drinking in parks along the Han River is allowed again, after four months of being restricted as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said that it lifted the ban on outdoor drinking after 10 p.m. on Monday, following the central government's “Living with COVID-19” strategy. The venues with the lifted ban includ...