Plastic is often used as packaging material. It keeps food fresh, preserves the taste, simplifies transport, protects against contamination and is also light, which keeps fuel consumption low during transport. Since the 1950s, enormous quantities of plastics have been produced, and the trend is upwards.
Fruits roll loosely over the conveyor belt at the grocery checkout. Fresh bread lies in the cotton bag. A darkened milk bottle jingles against yoghurt glasses. Silke Bröhl gets astonished glances at her shopping regularly.
Lukas Sattlegger and Luca Raschewski
Translation from the German version originally published in Blog Postwachstum.
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