06.06.2018 | A challenge for the Kompogas plants

Plastic bags in organic waste

Jeanette Schranz

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More and more often plastic bags and other plastic waste are found in the green waste of towns and communities. This is a major problem for the recycling of biowaste and thus for the production of biogas and fertilizer: The plastic can only be separated from the rest manually if at all, with great difficulties. Plastic in fertilizer means plastic on vegetable fields.

Organic kitchen waste, coffee grounds, eggshells - yes. Plastic, ash, metal - no. However, the biggest problem in biowaste separation are the plastic bags. Clean energy and fertilizer can only be produced if all people help to separate the plastic from the green waste.

What really belongs in the green bin and what not - summarized in the info sheet (German).

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