The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) says a stalemate in consensus by an inter-ministerial committee has delayed the implementation of the ban on plastics and their production in the country.
Bottle Factory, a small coffeehouse in Mapo-gu, western Seoul, gives a glimpse into what cafes will be like in a plastic-free Seoul. Drinks are served in glass cups and stainless-steel straws are used.
…while electronics recycling isn’t bad — making it a panacea for the e-waste problem we currently have certainly is. Unfortunately, that’s how we tend to frame recycling — and companies are eager to jump on that bandwagon to appear more “green”.