Balancing

PlastikBudget

Development of Budget Approach and LCA Impact Assessment Methodology for the Governance of Plastics in the Environment
November 2017
September 2021

In order to legitimise political decisions on the problem of plastic emissions into the environment, it is necessary to formulate a quantitative emission target. The budget approach for plastic emissions, will be developed within the framework of this project. The research work is guided by the following questions: What amount of plastics in the environment is still acceptable?

VerPlaPoS

Consumer Behavior Related to Plastic and its Avoidance at the Point of Sale
October 2017
March 2021

Consumers buying products made of or wrapped in plastic play a decisive role in plastic consumption in Germany. A complete avoidance of plastic in everyday life, while unlikely to occur in full, would only be possible with extremely high restrictions. Moreover, many consumers are not aware of how much plastic is put into circulation or into the environment by buying a product.

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