Deutsche Umwelthilfe criticizes campaigns by Lidl, Danone and Pepsi on disposable plastic bottles made from recycled material as greenwashing


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Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) criticizes large-scale campaigns by Lidl, Danone and Pepsi on disposable plastic bottles made from 100 percent recycled material as greenwashing. Even if one-way plastic bottles are made entirely from recycled material, they cannot be assessed as ecologically equivalent to regional returnable bottles. Since reusable bottles are also recycled after their long product life, reusable and recycling is more environmentally friendly than disposable and recycling. In addition, single-use plastic bottles are not kept in a closed material cycle and are harmful to the environment. Every time plastic is recycled, material is lost. Most of the disposable plastic bottles are used in other areas of application, where it is unclear what happens to the material after the use phase.

Source: duh.de (Automatically translated from German)

                   

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