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Proud environmental boast from DSD

Archiv – German packaging recovery firm DSD is claiming its activities led to massive reductions in primary energy use and carbon dioxide emissions last year. German packaging recovery firm DSD is claiming its activities led to massive reductions in primary energy use and carbon dioxide emissions last year. The organisation recovered 5.3 million tonnes of glass, paper and lightweight packaging including cans and plastic bottles, thereby saving an estimated 67.5 billion megajoules of primary energy and cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tonnes.
The volume of used packaging collected and recycled by DSD in 2002 rose from 5.3 million tonnes to 5.5 million tonnes – or the equivalent of 76.7 kg per citizen, according to the company. Meanwhile, three of DSD’s supervisory board members from the waste management industry have resigned to avoid potential conflicts of interest, while the company has repaid a ‘‚¬ 94 million loan from the waste management industry.

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