Street In Korea Are Plagued By Trash From Tanghulu

Tanghulu Trash
Photo by Online community of Korean self-employed people

Issues of Trash From Tanghulu Are Getting Bigger in Korea

Tanghulu, a street snack that has become very popular in recent years, has become a problematic food in Korea. This is because there are many inconveniences associated with eating Tanghulu, such as garbage everywhere, and the syrup dripping and making the floor sticky.

Recently, a number of photos have been shared on social media showing the messy discarded tanghulu skewers and paper cups. Benches, garbage bags, and even sidewalks are littered with Tanghulu trash.

Possible Solutions For Tanghulu Trash Issues

On the online community of Korean self-employed people, store owners wrote “The floor is steaming because of Tanghulu.

The sugar syrup spilled while eating the Tanghulu makes the worms get stuck. I’m annoyed that people brought Tanghulu to the store and threw the skewers everywhere.”

Some stores have even introduced a “NO Tanghulu Zone”.

Most stores don’t restrict entry, but they do take steps such as providing wipes to customers who enter with Tanghulu sticks, or placing trash cans in front of the store.

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