Siegfried Marhöfer is a butcher from Oberbreisig. He and his partner Walter Gehlen package their salami sausages in wooden boxes - a bit like fine cigar cases - and recently won a Red Dot Award.
The world's largest restaurant chain has said it's aiming to get all of its packaging from renewable or recycled sources within 7 years. The effort is also expected to be good for the bottom line of the company.
Germany has a reputation for being particularly environmentally conscious. Why then does the country produce so much plastic waste? And can Germans be persuaded to ditch the excess packaging?
People living in Germany's smallest state, Saarland, are proud of their home and their wine-drinking, barbecuing, easygoing culture. Now there is a way for Saarländer to show off that pride with tailor-made emojis.
Giants like Amazon, Otto and Zalando are setting the pace when it comes to online shopping. They are also pushing ahead with aggressive strategies and ever higher standards. How can smaller shops survive in this climate?
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