A lot of things we use come from fossil fuels, which means more non-biodegradable waste. But a scientist in Germany is looking for substitutes to counter this trend and is using popcorn as a replacement for polystyrene.
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Germany’s packaging waste has risen 18% in the past decade, despite appeals against ready-to-go items. Manufacturers should simplify wrappings and containers to boost recycling, urges Germany’s environment agency.
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