Germany rolls out new plan to combat plastic waste

Nov 28, 2018, 6:36 AM EST
(Source: Michael Kowalczyk/flickr)
(Source: Michael Kowalczyk/flickr)

Germany, which produces a significantly higher amount of plastic waste per person in the European Union compared to other countries in the bloc, has chalked out a five-point plan to reverse the trend and ditch the tag of a “throwaway society.”

Germany’s Environment Minister Svenja Schulze on Monday unveiled the plan that advocates five major efforts to rein in plastic waste generation such as avoiding unnecessary plastic packaging, switching to environment-friendly packaging options, more recycling, segregation of plastics from organic waste and greater participation in global efforts to combat plastics, writes Deutsche Welle.

The plan not only promises a direct boost to the war against plastics but could also create a positive ripple effect, prompting other countries to follow the footsteps of Germany, given its clout on the global stage, notes Futurism.