20 million tons of food are discarded every year in Germany because it does not meet standards or is past its sell-by date. Environmental activist Raphael Fellmer opened a supermarket for non-conforming food and food past its sell by date.
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?
The first supermarket to sell only salvaged food waste has opened in Germany. It marks a small step towards a zero-waste society - but a major shift in social awareness, says DW reporter Irene Banos Ruiz.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the massive moorlands of Congo, see how to avoid baboon break-ins in South Africa and get back to the roots with traditional African vegetables.
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