Plastic waste Bangladesh
Dossier

Dossier

Plastic waste

US researchers have calculated that more than 8 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s. About 5 billion tons of it is waste today. This plastic waste is to be found in landfills, in the open, and in the oceans. A new European marine conservation project wants to change this situation. In our dossier we present the Clean Oceans Initiative, which was co-founded by KfW, as well as other innovative approaches for avoiding or recycling plastic waste.