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YES! topic 2018

How can packaging be avoided?

by Kristin Biesenbender, Cora Wacker & Timm Leinker, editors at Wirtschaftsdienst at the ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Selected by Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium Berlin, Team II

The volume of packaging has been increasing again since 2006 after consolidation at the beginning of the 1990s and 2000s. In Germany alone, it totalled 18.2 million tonnes in 2015. The trend of getting food and drink to go was identified as one of the main reasons for this. We are polluting our environment because of this (especially oceans). Moreover, even recycling is energy-intensive. Waste prevention, therefore, appears to be a better strategy from an environmental perspective. How can people be made more aware of this topic, and/or be persuaded to move away from packaging increasingly?

Kristin Biesenbender

Kristin Biesenbender is a scientific editor for the Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik at the ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft. She studied journalism/communication science and economics (M.A.) at the University of Hamburg. Her fields of research are media economy, crisis communication, empirical communication research and economic policy.

Institution: ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

YES! Participations: 2018, 2017

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Cora Wacker-Theodorakopoulos

Cora Wacker-Theodorakopoulos is a scientific editor for the Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. She graduated in economics from the University of Hamburg, where she also worked as an academic researcher.

Institution: ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

YES! Participations: 2018, 2017

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Timm Leinker

Timm Leinker is a scientific editor for the Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

Institution: ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

YES! Participations: 2018

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