Corona Plastic Boom The Myth of German Recycling

The coronavirus has triggered an uptick in the use of plastic, with consumers turning to disposable cutlery and home deliveries. But Germany's recycling system, already facing problems, has proven unable to cope.
Plastic packaging

Plastic packaging

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Reinhard Hunger

DER SPIEGEL 35/2020
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Jens Blume: "The entire yard was full. We could no longer sort fast enough."

Jens Blume: "The entire yard was full. We could no longer sort fast enough."

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