CHANGE & IMPACT
Hyundai Motor Company
2016 - 2021
Sudokwon Landfill Site in Incheon
Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp., Suppro
Dreaming of future being free from fine dust, TreePlanet and Hyundai Motor Company together make the Sudokwon(metropolitan) landfill in Incheon to become a fine dust free zone. This is Ioniq Forest, an urban forest for future generations and a healthy ecological park for citizens.
Pinus densiflora & Siebold & Zucc.
Zelkova serrata & (Thunb.) Makino.
& Linda. & Paxton
& (Siebold & Zuck.) C.Koch.
You can find out more information in the National Biological Species Information System.
Annual carbon dioxide uptake: 64,103.35kg/year
The amount of carbon dioxide emitted when a passenger car travels at 395,678.9km
Annual fine dust uptake : 251,483.65kg/year
The amount of air purified when an air purifier is operated for 27,945,067.5 hours,
It can save 447,121,080 KRW for electricity bill
Annual oxygen production : 831,237.025kg/year
It can meet 4,930,995 people’s oxygen needs a year
Energy-saving value through annual temperature control : 359,167,500원/year
Shade effect by temperature reduction
Annual rainwater absorption : 38,170,350L/year
Amounts to 457,762,500 KRW in value
Reducing pollutants is its primary function of forest. Particularly nowadays, fine dust reduction function is attracting public attention. Trees greatly reduce fine dust through absorption, adsorption, sedimentation, and blocking. Absorption refers to the absorption of dust by the pores of the leaves. Adsorption means that the dust sticks to the leaves. Sediment means that the dust sinks under the forest, and blocking means that dense forests block the movement of fine dust.
"The specific amount of fine dust adsorption and sediment is about 30% each, and the remaining 40% is for blocking and absorbing.," said Dr. Park Chan-yeol of National Institute of Forest Science. "On average, one tree absorbs fine dust, amount of one cup of espresso (30mL) (35.7g), so if you assume it is a forest, this amount will be huge.” Considering adsorption, sedimentation, and blocking, forest really reduces air pollutants and it actually helps. In fact, according to the research of National Institute of Forest Science in 2016, it was found that forests absorb 42% of the fine dust generated in Seoul.
Hyundai Motor Company started the Hyundai Green Zone Project, which is a global eco-restoration project, starting in 2008 in China, and also carried out ‘Ioniq Forest’ in 2016 in Korea. In cooperation with Tree Planet and Sudokwon Landfill Management Corporation,, we planted 8,450 trees including zelkova trees and pine trees in Ioniq Forest as of July 2018.
※ Including employee
volunteer tree planting