Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Korea Learning 2: Waste Segregation and Collection


"Deep-dive into the waste segregation and collection practices being used in South Korea"

The Korean government promotes the separation of wastes into food waste, unrecyclable waste, and recyclable waste, and this module provides information on how this is done. The use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology in measuring and tracking waste disposal is discussed. Key approaches like the Volume-Based Waste Fee (VBWF) and Expanded Producer Responsibility (EPR) are discussed in detail with examples provided of how the VBWF and EPR work, the institutional arrangements for VBWF and EPR, the types of wastes that the approaches are used to manage, and the success that these have had in terms of reducing waste generation. An example of waste collection and segregation in Guro, South Korea is provided to show how waste management (collection and segregation) happens on a daily basis.

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  • Language: English
  • Mode: Journey