Gift wrapping for Chuseok is also changing to be environmentally friendly. Instead of exaggerated packaging with layered decorations, more and more gift packaging is designed to be durable and even recyclable.

Reporter Jeon Yeon-nam reports.


Paper was used instead of the plastic cushioning material commonly seen in Chuseok gift sets in the past.

The material of the fruit bag is a new material that can be recycled.

The holiday gift set that was synonymous with hype packaging has been changed to be eco-friendly.

[Bang Yeong-ok / Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do: I think that the packaging is too huge and grand. Because plastic cannot be recycled and it takes ten or 100 years to rot.] As the

consumption of delivery products due to Corona 19 increases the amount of waste such as vinyl and plastic, consumers are becoming more aware of it and interest in the environment is growing. Gift set packaging is evolving.

Improvements are being made in the practice of mass-producing waste while focusing on plausible packaging.

In particular, the change in food sets, which is a representative holiday gift, is striking.

The wine box, which was made of leather or wood, which was difficult to recycle, only emphasized its splendor, was replaced with paper.

With efforts such as removing plastic caps from canned hams, a large food company saved 467 tons of plastic compared to last year's Chuseok.

[Yijeongsim / Seoul gu: unnecessarily complicated also to collect separated by hype and Bout's packing up the eco]

[bag charge nayun / KFEM Recycling Activists: to think (green is) has become essential not optional I do. I wish the company would expand the

removal of

plastics or reduction in the production stage as a whole.]

As the number of 'Honchus' who spend holidays quietly increases, the spread of a consumption culture that values ​​interior rather than appearance is also encouraging change.

(Video coverage: Jang Woon-seok, video editing: So Ji-hye)