The drugstore chains DM and Rossmann want to introduce a Recycling Logo for plastic. Manufacturers such as Henkel and Beiersdorf, are involved in dm-Manager, Sebastian Beyer said of the "süddeutsche Zeitung". On the shelves of all dm markets should be marked from June on, what products with little packaging to get along.
Each individual product should also be provided with the note, such as the customer dispose of it properly. "According to possibility" should be provided in addition, all dm products available with Instructions on how the recyclate share of the packing, said Bayer. Recycled material is in plastic re-used plastic.
dm had established last autumn, the "recycling Forum", the 25 companies belong to, as the newspaper reported. Including manufacturers such as Beiersdorf, Henkel and Procter & Gamble, waste disposal companies, such as Interseroh and the dm-competitor Rossmann.
"The recycled-Forum brings together retailers and manufacturers to the table," said Rossmann-chief Raoul rossmann of the newspaper. "Together we have the power to raise awareness in the society for a functioning circular economy – it starts with the separation of Waste and to the design of recyclable packaging."
so Far, the re-use of plastic in Germany, too, is not the rule. According to Figures from the Federal Environment Agency in 2017, more than half of the collected plastic waste ended up in incineration plants. It is usually cheaper to sort than the trash-consuming, and recycle.
initiatives of other supermarket chains
in addition to the Forum, other dealers launch their own actions against plastic waste. For example, the supermarkets Edeka and Aldi on the packaging of their own brands, tips on proper disposal. Competitors such as Rewe, Lidl and Kaufland, have announced to increase the share of unpackaged food to the range. So if, for example, in the case of cucumbers on the plastic sleeve is omitted.
Real wants to abolish the plastic bags for fruit and vegetables. Consumer goods manufacturers such as Unilever and Nestlé want to make their packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable.
The Federal environment Ministry welcomes such initiatives. "It's both, but takes Voluntary measures and legal regulations," said a Ministry spokeswoman. She referred to a Meeting of environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) with supermarket chains, food companies and environmental and consumer groups, to the plastic top. A number of agreements to the plastic avoidance had been made. Schulze is not the castle but also other legal rules.More about
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companies ask, for example, adjustments to the hygiene regulations for food packaging, as well as specific regulations, what are the Recyclates may be used for which products from foods to cleaning products. Only then will the circular economy really come into full swing. (AFP)