Your Guide to Zero-Waste Shopping at Mangwon Market 망원시장

Almost every newcomer to Seoul has Namdaemun market or Gwangjang market on their "must-see" list. When I first got here I also thought that these would be the best places to go if I wanted to have the most authentic traditional Korean market experience. They're both massive gatherings of stalls selling everything from popular street… Continue reading Your Guide to Zero-Waste Shopping at Mangwon Market 망원시장

Seoul’s Zero-Waste Pop-up Shop, Wasteupso (쓰레기없어)

Seoul is always changing, but I'm excited to be here as it begins its latest transition into a more eco-friendly city. As of April 1st, Korea banned single use plastic bags in supermarkets (CNN article here); new vegan restaurants seem to pop up overnight; popular restaurants are adding vegetarian options; and more cafes exclusively offer metal… Continue reading Seoul’s Zero-Waste Pop-up Shop, Wasteupso (쓰레기없어)

Zero-Waste Shopping at The Picker

The reading I've been doing recently about climate change and eco-living has made me hyper-aware of the ridiculous amount of plastic-wrapped produce in Seoul's grocery stores and supermarkets. While it may be aesthetically pleasing and useful for maintaining a certain level of freshness for vegetables like leafy greens, it adds bulk to my modest grocery… Continue reading Zero-Waste Shopping at The Picker