Prices for recovered paper continue to drop. Experts are expecting prices to fall from €20 a ton to less than €5. Old paper used to be good business but soon will have to pay to get rid of it.
The best plastic is the kind that is never generated in the first place, the second best is recycled. EU plans for a circular economy stipulate increased recycling rates, but that alone won't solve the plastic crisis.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has admitted the country faces major challenges. It is struggling to keep its economic growth up. DW's Dang Yuang argues that one-party rule is not tenable if the problems continue.
A slump in investments, consumption and exports pushed the German economy into recession in the first quarter, detailed data has confirmed. Economists predict the situation will get even worse in the next quarter.
Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz says her country is well-positioned to weather the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. She spoke to DW about the pandemic, and what it means for the European Union.
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