Deutsche Umwelthilfe calls for reusable instead of single-use packaging

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For Christmas there are millions of amaryllis or poinsettias in German households and not only contribute to a festive atmosphere, but unfortunately also to particularly large mountains of plastic waste. To transport the plants from the producer to the retailer, 95 percent of the time, non-ecological one-way plastic pallets are used, although there are also reusable alternatives. The Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) is therefore calling on plant dealers, hardware stores and food retailers to finally use reusable instead of one-way transport packaging. Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has to oblige retailers to use reusable products through legal requirements. This includes the definition of a returnable quota of 70 percent for transport packaging by 2025 and a fee on one-way pallets of at least 20 cents.

Source: (Automatically translated from German)


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