The initiative for proper separation of residual waste and packaging
The goal of the nationwide initiative “Mülltrennung wirkt” of the dual schemes is to clean up mistakes and motivate as many people as possible to participate. After all, with the proper sorting of residual waste and packaging, everyone can actively contribute to climate protection.
The amount of residual waste in the yellow bag and the yellow bin is still too high. This makes it difficult to recycle valuable raw materials – or prevent them completely. Conversely, too many recyclables end up in residual waste and are lost forever.
Important: Only packaging that is disposed of properly enters the recyclable material loop.
In total, we consume around 60 percent more resources per year than the earth can renew in the same period. The recovery of recyclables from packaging waste helps conserve resources.
By recycling packaging, we save more than 1.95 million tonnes of CO2 annually in Germany alone!
The dual schemes in Germany make an important contribution to resource and climate protection with the collection and recycling of packaging.
For this to work, we need you. Learn about this and properly sort packaging and residual waste!