We surf through waste, paddle through debris, swim in floating landfills, and our fish eat the poisonous products of plastics chemistry. Frank Plasberg loses his appetite: “An ocean of plastic – drowning the seas in our garbage?”
The guests ► Robert Habeck (48, Greens). The new eco-star denounces that food is already thrown away in their plastic packaging.
► Heike Vesper (48, CDU). The marine advocate sounds the alarm: plastic particles kill millions of birds, fish and turtles! ► Dirk Steffens (50). The science journalist calls for taxes on plastic disposable items such as the coffee-to-go cups. ► Rüdiger Baunemann (56). The hard-hitting chief lobbyist of PlasticsEurope Germany is hard to crack, saying things like “Plastic is often better than paper!”
► Thomas Roeb (53). The professor of commercial management also sees the consumers in the duty: “Everyone wants protective plastic packaging!” ► Kerstin Mommsen. The journalist tries with her family to totally do without plastic. Attention, do not confuse: the “Plas” in “plastic” comes from the Greek “plassein” for “form”. The “Plas” in “Plasberg” comes from the Dutch and means “puddle”!
Photo: WDR / Dirk Borm “data-zoom-src =” https://bilder.bild.de/fotos/gruenen-chef-robert-habeck-provozierte-mit-dem-vorschlag-auf-autoreifen-zweichten-zu-wollen-irgen-200724753 -55078634 / picture / 2.bild.jpg “/> Green boss Robert Habeck provoked with the proposal to want to renounce car tires – “someday” Photo: WDR / Dirk Borm
The talk in the Zoff-O-Meter It is not shallow today, and the Zoff-O-Meter starts immediately. Journalist Steffens locates the biggest plastic sinners in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Plasberg leaves him immediately: “Then we stop the program immediately, because then we are pioneers …” Too soon looked forward to Stop! We Germans are still to blame, because, as Steffen: “We export a lot of garbage in these countries, and the microplastic comes directly from here into the sea!”
Habeck puts it in a nutshell: “The perverted thing is that the most durable material is made just for disposable items. Disposable dishes, disposable razors, straws … “That’s the first applause.
Photo: WDR / Dirk Borm “data-zoom-src =” https://bilder.bild.de/fotos/journalistin-kerstin-mommsen-ausucht-auf-plastik-zu-verzichten-geschaeft-keine-abrapackten-waren-mehr-200724754-55078640/ picture / 2.bild.jpg “/> Journalist Kerstin Mommsen tries to do without plastic, no longer buys pre-packaged goods Photo: WDR / Dirk Borm