Worse suspicion: Polluted now of German plastic waste in the Mediterranean sea?

Every German produces 220 kg of packaging waste per year. While the separated clean, but then re-sold. Now a terrible suspicion stirs. Istanbul - straws, pack

Worse suspicion: Polluted now of German plastic waste in the Mediterranean sea?

Every German produces 220 kg of packaging waste per year. While the separated clean, but then re-sold. Now a terrible suspicion stirs.

Istanbul - straws, packaging and plastic bottles beaches on the Turkish Riviera. One of the reasons: Turkey is one of the countries that pollute the Mediterranean sea is the strongest. At the same time the country's plastic waste from other States at the time of purchase. Last year, the country got more than it could handle.

How to Tagesschau.de reports, import from Turkey, plastic waste, because the country had raw materials for the production of petroleum derivatives. The sorted plastic waste - including Germany - could be generated, a so-called Second-Hand commodity. From this, fibres, synthetic wadding or granules can be produced, which in turn can be used as a raw material can be sold. Also, China has imported until the beginning of 2018 plastic.

plastic garbage in the sea: In Turkey, only ten percent of the waste is separated

As a China Import but stopped, started for the Turkey, so to speak, is an excellent waste-to-year. But in the end, more than you could handle. Deniz Bayram, head of the Mediterranean Department at the environmental organisation Greenpeace told Tagesschau.de that the Turkey was already overwhelmed with the separation of its own waste: "but the fact is, that the waste Import volume increased sharply, before the country was able to develop new strategies for this Situation."

In Turkey are currently being used only ten percent of its own waste. The Recycling rate should increase until 2023 at 35 percent, it is still import, but cheaper in the trash than to separate themselves. Money the garbage-sender does not get the Turkish recipient has to pay only the transport costs but you will not have to pay for your waste to get rid of.

plastic garbage in the sea: impact of waste import hard-to-measure

the imported waste contributes to the pollution of the Anatolian coast, cannot be ruled out, according to the report. The products produced from the Second-Hand raw materials, will also be back to garbage. How the waste import effect but directly on the garbage in the sea, there is no studies.

Date Of Update: 12 May 2019, 00:02
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