Germany’s Failing Environmental Projects

Ed Driscoll


The energy-saving light bulb ends up as hazardous waste, too much insulation promotes mold and household drains are emitting a putrid odor because everyone is saving water. Many of Germany’s efforts to protect the environment are a chronic failure, but that’s unlikely to change.

It’s not easy living in the wake of the Eco-Anchluss.

This image shows a plastic sorting facility in the eastern state of Thuringia. Some 56 percent of all plastic water bottles are made for single use. The country's can deposit system has not only eliminated cans from the market, but has unfortunately also spelled the death of the environmentally advantageous deposit bottle. Photo via Der Spiegel. click on the image to enlarge


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