Swaantje Güntzel uses plastic garbage from the sea in her performances. She draws attention to the exploitation of the environment.
The amount of plastic waste in the oceans keeps increasing. The EU wants to counteract this by banning various products — but a truly effective solution calls for very different measures, says Felix Steiner.
Big companies including Coca-Cola and Danone have signed a new global commitment to tackle the plastic waste problem. Mere greenwashing, or can such pledges make a difference in the fight against plastic pollution?
Bioplastic is meant to be eco-friendly and biodegradable. But on closer inspection, it loses its green sheen. Can packaging made from algae and cooking oil really help fight the plastic scourge?
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.
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