19 March 2019

How much packaging do we need?




Daniela Milosevic

Translation from the German version originally published in Knackpunkt, February 2019, Vol. 1 (27)

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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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28 February 2018

Getting a taste of researching: My two weeks in PlastX – Insights from an intern




You want to learn more about our work? ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research offers the opportunity for pupils to complete an internship. This two weeks internship supports career choices and gives insights in the daily work routine: what’s science and what means inter- and transdisciplinary research.

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31 July 2017

The Shifting and Fixed Identities of Plastics




Meandering 26 miles through southeastern Pennsylvania, Darby Creek flows into the Delaware River just west of Philadelphia International Airport. I first visited Darby Creek with Professor Helen K. White and a dozen other undergraduate students from Haverford College as part of a chemistry lab intensive course.

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31 July 2017

Marine Litter: a Hot Topic in Ocean Governance




A literature study on marine litter governance by Ashley Hedger.

The ocean may be vast, but it does have it limits to how much overexploitation and pollution it can take, and such damages could be irreversible.

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14 March 2017

Responsibility for Eco-friendly Consumption




Who is responsible in matters of environmentally friendly consumption? – A guest article by “Plastic Diary“-blogger Andreas Arnold:

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