Excess trash now costs cash in S Korea

Government measures how much food waste one household produces and charges it accordingly.

    South Korea is one of the worst offenders when it comes to throwing away food. A new government-sponsored scheme is now hoping to change all that.

    Not every district in South Korea will be able to afford the new technology, but the new law is designed to make residents think a lot harder about what exactly they are throwing away.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from the capital, Seoul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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