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Comparing German and Norwegian recycling efforts

Comparing German and Norwegian recycling efforts

Norway’s bottle deposit scheme has been getting a lot of celebratory press. But some of the figures being quoted may be misleading. Germany has long had a similar scheme. Brigitte Osterath discusses which works best in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Plastic bottle recycling champion: Norway or Germany? At the end of … Continue reading

In praise of recycling

In praise of recycling

We live in challenging times and countries now are trying to figure out how to cope with new tariffs that are affecting many traded goods. Daniel Cooper, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan explains in an article on The Conversation website that recycling could reduce imports and lessen the impact of … Continue reading

How Germany needs to deal with its waste problem

How Germany needs to deal with its waste problem

No doubt we all have to increase our efforts to reduce waste. Maximiliane Koschyk writes on the Deutsche Welle website about latest developments in Germany. How is it in your country?   Germany’s waste problem: Recycling isn’t enough The EU wants to outlaw single-use plastic items. But Germany’s Environmental Minister Svenja Schulze thinks recycling efforts … Continue reading

Recycling LEDs

Flemmich Webb writes for Guardian Professional about the innovative efforts underway to redesign LED lighting in order to improve how they can be recycled. LED bulbs are hard to recycle but using Wi-Fi to connect them with a supplier could solve the problem. Light bulb moment: redesigning LEDs for recyclability LED bulbs are hard to … Continue reading