Consumption

What can be done to reduce plastic usage?

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Bioplastics

Can we replace conventional plastics with sustainable materials?

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Microplastics

What are the effects of plastic waste in the environment?

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Marine Litter

How do we cope with plastic waste in the environment?

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19 March 2019

How much packaging do we need?


Daniela Milosevic

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.

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18 March 2019

Germany: World champion in packaging? How can a conscious use of plastic be achieved throughout Germany?


Linn Frütel

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.

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5 February 2019

From zero waste lifestyle to a garbage-free society? – The limits of waste avoidance in a growth-based society


Lukas Sattlegger and Luca Raschewski

Translation from the German version originally published in Blog Postwachstum.

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