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Waste | Resources

Food waste in the catering sector

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Food production consumes many resources and produces greenhouse gas emissions. For the sake of the environment food waste should be prevented. A guideline by the German Environment Agency shows how it can work in the catering sector. read more

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Waste | Resources

Waste regulations

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The central concern of waste policy is to avoid waste and to recycle. So that, natural resources are protected. Medium-term target is to recycle or dispose all municipal solid waste in an environmentally friendly manner. In addition to technical, social and political conditions it also requires legal choices. read more

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Waste | Resources

Waste management

Waste sorting facilitie

Waste management is responsible for the entire waste cycle: from waste prevention, re-use and recycling to recovery and disposal. Their tasks include collection, transport, ,sorting and treatment of waste. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment