In Germany are designed to consume less plastic bags. Per capita the people used in the past year, of the 24 bags were five less than in the previous year, such as the society for packaging market research has determined. Thus, the total number of consumed plastic bags fell by about a fifth to two billion. The Figures available to the German press Agency.

three years Ago, the consumption was, therefore, still at 45 bags per capita. The background is that a large part of the dealers carrying the plastic bags no longer free to customers spending, but willingly money required.

the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD), was pleased about the Trend, but said that could be “just the beginning”. “My goal is that we reduce the amount of plastic consumption on a meaningful level.” Therefore, you will make a further agreement with the trade, which should lead especially in the case of fruits and vegetables to less packaging.

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The trade have kept my word, and for a reduction of plastic used, said the chief Executive of the trade Association Germany (HDE), Stefan Genth. The call for a ban on the bags, he rejects Because the use plastic carrier bags would be disposed of via the Yellow bag, ended up not bags from Germany seas in the world. So a ban had called for development aid Minister Gerd Müller (CSU). The EU has recently decided to ban the use of disposable plastic, starting in the year 2024. EPP top candidate, Manfred Weber (CSU) called for a worldwide ban on single-use plastic.

of plastic waste is destroying the habitat of many species and, due to its toxic ingredients for human and animal health dangerous. Every year, eight million tonnes of plastic reach the oceans. This corresponds to about a garbage truck loads per Minute. Currently 150 million tons of plastic are according to estimates in the world’s oceans. Researchers estimate that it could double the amount by 2030.

export in the past, countries such as Germany have been able to trash quite easy in other States. The United Nations have agreed on a more transparent dealing with the sale and purchase of hard – to-recycelndem plastic waste. Rich countries, the contaminated, mixed or non-recyclable plastic waste in third countries to export, must seek, therefore, in the future, the consent of the local governments. Up to now, the Export worked on a private commercial Basis without government controls.


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