Disposable Delivery Containers Are Banned in Seoul’s Han River Park?

Single-use Delivery Containers Will Soon Be Banned in Seoul’s Han River Parks

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s recently released “Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Single-use Plastics,” the Seoul city plans to reduce plastic generation by 10% from today’s levels by 2026 and increase the recycling rate to 79% from the current 69%.

What Can We Expect?

  • Accordingly, the Seoul city plans to designate the area around the Jamsu Bridge (lit. submerged bridge) as a plastic container-free zone in October 2023, followed by Banpo and Ttukseom Han River Parks next year and the entire Han River Parks in 2025.
  • Multi-use containers are recommended for neighborhood restaurants.
  • The head of Seoul’s Climate and Environment Division said that multi-use container collection bins will be placed in front of stores and other locations where citizens can drop them off.
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