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Dorothee
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| 07:15 PM May 31 2019

Dorothee

Germany

‘Domradio’ says that a bakery in Münsterschwarzach (Bavaria) now presented their new concept of recycling coffee-cups. Actually the bakery is run by Roman-Catholic nuns and it was just one of these nuns who presented their concept, but still…
Anyway the idea is that for each coffee they need to pay 1,00 € in addition to the price of the actual fluid so they can buy a re-usable cup – don’t worry as it’s one of those cups that has a lid. Then, once the coffee is empty the customer comes back to return the cup. Next time he buys a coffee he will get the cup without having to pay the 1 €. Also all the cups that follow will be for free. Only the drink itself of course is not for free. For now there is a discount of 20% though.

| 07:28 PM Mar 15 2019

Dorothee

Germany

In one of the more recent episodes the TV-show ‘Sonnenseite’ warns about the use of disposable ‘cardboard’ coffee mugs and these ‘paper’ bags you get in any bakery automatically after buying something. What most people don’t know is that these don’t only consist of paper, but also contain plastic. Otherwise fluids would simply leak through. Thus ‘Sonnenseite’ suggests bringing along your own bags, boxes or whatever when you buy something at a bakery or a coffee shop. Just say immediately you do want the cashier to put the pastry into your bag, mug…

| 04:37 PM Feb 09 2019

Dorothee

Germany

‘WDCS’ says they recently examined 50 randomly chosen marine animals they found dead on the shores of Great Britain. All 50 carcasses contained plastic that definitely came from clothes, juice bottles or bags that once contained sweets. This would have made eating just one of these fifty animals extremely unhealthy if let’s say a fisherman had caught them to be eaten.

| 10:41 AM Jan 13 2019

Dorothee

Germany

Two days ago ‘Wie der Tourismus Thailand bedroht’ a documentary movie about tourism threatening Thailand’s coral reefs aired on the German TV-channel ‘WDR’. They say that each year so many tourists go snorkeling to see these reefs that even the tourists themselves find the amount of people they are in the water with unpleasant. Many people accidentally break off parts of the reefs by accidentally grazing them. Also so many people scare off the fish the coral reefs depend on. Even worse is that most tourists seem to be incapable of putting their plastic waste into the dumpster. Coffee mugs of plastic, plastic bags, cigars and plastic wrapping used by the food industry or industrial branches other than that… All these things often lay around on the beach to get washed into the sea. Some tourists even throw their waste straight into the coastal waters. All this waste floating on the surface blots out the sun. Alas the corals need UV-rays to survive. Some plastic bags even cover the coral reefs completely and some plastic threads tightly tie around the coral’s counterpart of a human neck both of which has the same effect on them as it would on a human being. They just suffocate.

| 07:28 PM Jan 11 2019

Dorothee

Germany

Acid rain is a threat to all of nature – even to environmental systems like coral reefs that are under water. Thus to restrain this environmental pollution and save some culturally-important buildings the city of Bologna in Italy now gives vouchers to people who regularly take the bus, train, a bike or go by foot. There is this app where you can get registered and have to log every single time you took something else than a motorized vehicle to reach your destination. After a certain amount of logs you get your voucher. You know in Bologna many stores, shops etc. volunteered to participate in this and thus accept these vouchers…or so I read in this month’s sample of the German monthly newspaper ‘GEO’.

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