From Trash to Treasure: Discovering the Highest Scoring Snacks in South Korea!


We get to know something really sh, the South Korean government has come up with a unique solution to its plastic pollution problem. It has introduced a new form of currency that has left many scratching their heads – trash! Yes, you read that right. The country is now allowing its citizens to use coastal trash as currency to buy snacks. Now if you guys visit South Korea one day with your friend’s group then no one can say that I didn’t have anything to pay as they used to say here in India. Dude you have treasure: Your trash. 

I remember something like this used to happen in my childhood too. An old uncle used to sell ice cream for garbage. Anything waste like plastic bottles, marbles, used notebooks, and many more. So every new day we were waiting for that man with our waste things in summer to get that ice cream. That time garbage felt like treasure to us.

Introducing the Seanack Project

Trash to Treasure- ye bhi theek hai

The Seanack Project is the idea of the K-Green Foundation, Korea Tourism, Lotte Department Store, and Cheil Worldwide. The goal is to gamify the collection of waste on the beach and encourage people to do their part in cleaning up the environment.

Trash into Treasure

 ye bhi theek hai
Trash to Treasure

For the first time in three years, the beaches of South Korea are opening up as social distancing policies relax. But with the opening comes a reminder from the government to do our part and help keep the beaches clean.

The Seanack Project aims to turn trash into treasure by rewarding people with snacks for their efforts. The idea is simple – collect trash from the beach and trade it in for a delicious snack. Who knew that picking up litter could be so rewarding?

Plogging – A New Trend

The Seanack Project is also encouraging people to take part in a new trend called plogging.” Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter. So not only will you get some exercise, but you’ll also be doing your part to keep the environment clean. Some people might scoff at the idea of picking up litter while jogging, but “Ye Bhi Theek Hai” – it’s a small step towards making a big difference.

Trash to Treasure- ye bhi theek hai

The K-Green Foundation even provides gloves and bags for people who want to participate in plogging. It’s a win-win situation – you get some exercise, help the environment, and get rewarded with snacks.

From Trash to Snacks

But how does the Seanack Project work? It’s simple – collect trash from the beach and trade it in for snacks. The more trash you collect, the more snacks you can get. And there’s no shortage of snacks to choose from.

ye bhi theek hai
Trash to Treasure – Ye Bhi Theek hai

Lotte Department Store provides a wide range of snacks, from chips and candy to healthier options like dried fruit and nuts. So whether you have a sweet tooth or are looking for a healthier snack, the Seanack Project has got you covered.

One man’s trash is another man’s snack

The new currency in South Korea might sound strange, but it’s all about making use of what would otherwise be considered waste. The country has a big problem with plastic pollution, and this new initiative aims to boost people to clean up the trash that washes up on its shores. So, next time you’re walking along the beach, don’t be surprised if someone offers you a bag of chips in exchange for your discarded plastic bottle!

Trash becomes a status symbol

Trash to Treasure- ye bhi theek hai

With trash now being a valuable currency, some people are using it as a status symbol. They’re collecting the rarest and most valuable types of trash to show off to their friends. Some are even going as far as to commission artists to turn their trash into art pieces that they can display in their homes. Who needs gold when you can have a sculpture made out of plastic bags?


The Seanack Project is a creative solution to a real problem. By turning trash into currency and rewarding people with snacks, the government hopes to inspire people to do their part in keeping the environment clean. So next time you’re at the beach, grab a bag and start collecting trash. Who knows, you might just end up with a bag full of snacks!. It’s not every day you see people combining exercise and environmentalism, but in South Korea, “Ye Bhi Theek Hai” seems to be the attitude towards plogging.