Skip to comments.Germany accumulates more packaging waste per capita than any country in the EU
Posted on 07/27/2018 1:29:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Even eco-friendly Germany is guilty of a throwaway culture. Each year, it consumes more than 220 kilos of packaging per capita more than any other country in the European Union.
The new figures, published on Thursday by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), soar high above the European average of 167.3 kilos per capita, which was disheartening news for UBA President, Maria Krautzberger.
We produce far too much packaging waste an unfortunate first place in Europe, said Krautzberger. Most of all we have to reduce waste, possibly even in the production phase by avoiding unnecessary packaging.
The UBA announced that Germany accumulated 18.6 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2016, marking a 0.05% increase from the previous year.
The main culprits of packaging waste are private consumers, who generate nearly half of the waste, from eating out of single-use takeaway containers to drinking from disposable plastic cups.
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Do they get stomach aches?
They must export from Japan.. who individually packages even cookies >.<
I do not live in Germany but I received a package the other day that had a box, in a box, in a box.
By the time I got down to the last box I was too tired to build (put together) for the people (countries) that manufactured it.
There will be a new rule at all fast food outlets. You have to bring your own dishes and take them home to wash. And do NOT carry them in a plastic sack.
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