‘Pay As You Waste’ System Helps South Korea Cut Down On Discarded Food

‘Pay As You Waste’ System Helps South Korea Cut Down On Discarded Food

Could this level of tech-assisted waste consciousness work elsewhere?

Rachel Pincus
  • 6 may 2016

With Western countries still trying to convince citizens that ‘ugly’ produce is still perfectly edible, it seems amazing that in some countries, it is a normalized to keep track of the waste that you produce. With food waste deemed a serious problem in South Korea, municipal authorities have been using RFID technology to track who’s disposing of what—and now they’re going to make sloppy garbage sorters pay per pound, too.

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