... that the Olympic medals for Tokyo 2020 are made from recycled electronic goods like your smartphone?

... that the Olympic medals for Tokyo 2020 are made from recycled electronic goods like your smartphone? Normally, the Olympic Games are not known for sustainability and climate protection. In July…


...how to properly dispose of your empty medicine packaging?

...how to properly dispose of your empty medicine packaging? The sun is finally making an appearance again and the cold season is over. But where to put the empty medicine packaging? Cough syrup,…


German Packaging Act amendment 2021 - Important modifications

On 20 January 2021 Germany’s Federal Cabinet approved a new Draft Law transposing the Single Use Plastics Directive (EU Plastics Directive 2019) and the Waste Framework Directive into the Packaging…


…that recycling already took place in ancient times?

…that recycling already took place in ancient times? Archaeologists have proven that metal and glass were collected, melted down and reworked at that time. Scrap metal collectors roamed the streets…


...why the Yellow bag is yellow?

…why the Yellow bag is yellow? We neither! But we know that in Germany, every type of waste has its own colour: usually blue for paper/cardboard/carton, black for non-recyclable waste and brown for…


…not everything made of plastic belongs in the plastic bin?

…that not everything made of plastic belongs in the plastic bin? The yellow bin and the yellow bag are containers for packaging. This means: It`s only  for things that used to have something in it –…


...that the colour of the glass containers is important?

… that the colour of the glass containers is important? Be it white, green or brown glass- correct waste separation makes sense: it`s the only way for glass to be recycled. For example, if brown…


... why the yellow bag is so thin?

...why the yellow bag is so thin? The packaging compliance schemes in Germany determine the properties of the bags. The specifications are based on the mini-maxi principle, which states that as…


... that a cat does not belong in the yellow bag?

... that a cat does not belong in the yellow bag? A dead cat was found in the packaging waste by staff members at a sorting plant. Incorrect sorting complicates the sorting process and can even make…


… that separating waste saves CO2?

…that separating waste saves CO2? Recyling is good for the environment. In Germany, the recycling of packaging from yellow bags and yellow bins, and glass, paper/cardboard/carton containers, already…