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Germany unveils 5-point plan to reduce plastic waste

Less plastic-wrapped produce, more recycling, doing away with plastic straws and cutlery: Germany’s Environment Ministry has issued a plan to make the country less of a “throwaway society.”Environment Minister Svenja Schulze on Monday announced a plan designed to tackle levels of plastic waste in Germany and beyond. The plan includes reducing excess plastic products and …

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Plastic waste and the recycling myth

Germany is hailed worldwide as a recycling champion. But like many European countries, it actually recycles a lot less plastic packaging waste than commonly understood — with dire consequences for the environment.Recycling is nearly a national pastime in Germany. There's a blue bin for paper, a brown or green bin for biodegradables, a yellow one …

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