German waste company EEW is so modern and environmentally friendly that Beijing Enterprises has just payed a lot of money for it. Employees are not worried at all about the new owners.
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?
Plastic waste is a big problem. Turning it into new plastic sounds like the obvious solution, but that's trickier than you think. Now two young entrepreneurs are trying a new kind of recycling that could do the job.
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.
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?
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version