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Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek et al., Der ökologische rucksack, Wirtschaft für eine zukunft mit zukunft, Hirzel Editions, Stuttgart, 2004.
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Everyday alternatives: biodegradable, disposable or conventional tableware?
The priority is to decrease the amount of waste we generate.
Only then should we will be proud of the high rates for
recycling some countries report (see examples for glass
and paper). Glass recycling scores best, perhaps because
an old habit has never been lost. Many countries still have
a deposit on glass bottles (Scandinavia) or have even
expanded it (Germany).