Don’t Talk Trash About South Korea’s Waste Management System

A brief look into the history and development of South Korea’s waste management

Piles of trash littering the streets of South Korea. Image credit:


Economic Boom and Increase in Waste Generation

Introduction of Volume-Based Fee System

Results of the VBWF System

Tackling Food Waste

From Waste to Energy



An Australian software engineer who studied in South Korea for a year and has a passion for languages — both programming and spoken.