One Thing You Need To Keep In Mind When Recycling in Korea

As many of you may already know, Korean products have these recycling symbols.

Today, we want to share one thing about “plastic and clear plastic bottle” that’s good to keep in mind

The government has implemented a policy in which people have to separately throw away clear PET plastic bottles from other colored plastics. It started with the “grace period” from December 2020.

But the grace period ended on December 25, 2022.

Starting from December 26, 2022, those who violate the policy will result in a fine of up to 300,000 KRW.

If you get caught for the first time
100,000 KRW

Get caught twice
200,000 KRW

Get caught thrice
300,000 KRW

How to appropriately throw away clear plastic bottles

1. Empty the bottle

2. Take off the label

3. Squeeze the bottle

One problem is that this policy is not well carried out. Many people still throw away both colored and clear plastics in the same trash. And some still don’t know that this policy exists.

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