Improved recycling technology can help decrease plastics pollution

Judging by what was on show at the plastics recycling expo in Essen, Germany, recycling technology has advanced to the point that most plastics can be remade into something that can be reused instead of becoming waste. The problem is that Malaysians are not sending enough material for recycling. —

ONCE the site of the world’s largest coal mine, the German city of Essen has managed to redeem its former reputation as a coal and industrial powerhouse.

In 2017, this city – some 145km from Germany’s northern border and with a population of over 500,000 – was chosen the European Green Capital, and according to official statistics, is now the greenest city in the North Rhine-Westphalia region as well as the third greenest city in Germany.

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