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A man sorts products at a warehouse of the non-profit Innatura cooperative in Cologne, western Germany. Despite its well-established recycling movement, Europe's most populous nation still generates enormous amounts of unnecessary waste, from usable consumer products to still-edible food. | Patrik Stollarz/Getty
Conservation

Eco-Minded Germans Are Sharing Their Waste

Despite its reputation for environmentalism, Germany generates enormous amounts of waste — and consumers are coming up with innovative ways to change that.

April 13, 2017
11:03 AM EDT