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Environmentalists: less plastic in the packaging of sub-products

environmentalists: less plastic in the packaging of sub-products

Before the start of the annual ISM cologne sub-goods fair, environmentalists call for a "system change" in the packaging of sub-goods. "The change must happen now," demands viola wohlgemuth, a packaging expert at greenpeace, in an interview with the deutsche presse-agentur.

There is a conflict of interests, because: "the industry wants packaging. Packaging enables more advertising." In the sub-cellulose sector, a particularly large number of products are wrapped in plastic or packaged individually in stacks.

"We’ve never had safer subgoods than we have today," bastian fassin, chairman of the federal association of the german subgoods industry, countered in poland on tuesday. "Of course, this is also due to the fact that we have packaging."In many cases, it is also difficult to maintain the quality of products without plastic. Sweets stuck together, chocolate ran female – "and instead of chips they only had labber chips". Nevertheless, the company wants to meet this need and is working hard to find other solutions.

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Short-time work at infineon

Short-time work at infineon

New ceo reinhard ploss said: "where we can save, we are saving now." But he ruled out any job cuts. The capital goods industry is ordering far fewer chips, but demand from the automotive industry is still reasonably stable, he said.

In the fiscal year 2011/12, which ended at the end of september, revenues decreased slightly from 4.0 to 3.9 billion euros. But profits fell from 1.1 billion to just 427 million euros due to high capital spending. And the outlook is bleak: "the economic headwind is getting stronger. And we don’t see it turning around quickly," said ploss. That is why he is now putting the brakes on costs.

In warstein, north rhine-westphalia, where infineon manufactures chips for siemens wind turbines and locomotives, around 1100 employees have been put on short-time working until the end of march. The dresden plant, on the other hand, where chips for cars are manufactured, is still running at relatively good capacity. "Short-time work in dresden is not even up for debate.

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How the energy transition works at home

How the energy transition works at home

Saving energy at home – this interested about 40 people who came to the energy tour of the arbeitsgemeinschaft dorfschatze (village treasures working group).

According to the press release, the oldtimer bus of the weiglein family took them to three stops, each of which showed an example of the renovation of an older building or an innovative solution for energy-saving heating technology. First stop was abtswind. There, the renovated parental home (built in 1822) of klaus lenz could be visited. His son renovated the house in 2004 and optimized its energy efficiency.

The old stoves were replaced by a new heating system, and there is also a tiled stove (basic stove). Insulating windows were installed, the walls and ceilings were dammed from the inside. With a great deal of craftsmanship, holger lenz was able to carry out the major part of the work himself.

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Kindergarten in sommerach to cost almost 150,000 euros more

Kindergarten in sommerach to cost almost 150,000 euros more

Three items on the agenda of the sommerach council meeting concerned the renovation and expansion of the sommerach kindergarten. Most of the discussion was caused by the recognition of the cost update in the area of technical building equipment. Mayor elisabeth drescher explained that the INSEWA office had supplemented the energy concept planning prepared by the institute for energy technology and recalculated the necessary construction costs.

Among other things, costs have been increased by the heat pump system, the gas condensing boiler technology, the decentralized water supply via electric storage tanks in the new building, or by the fire alarm system, the house alarm and the telephone system. Compared with the first cost calculation of 15. August 2019 an increase of 141 586.20 euros, the community leader announced.

Drescher: "you have to bite the bullet"

A thick chunk, according to drescher, but the exporting architect’s office has so far always tried to stay within the cost framework in its orders from the municipality. Council member josef jakob expressed dissatisfaction with the new figures. A possible increase of 50,000 euros was already discussed during the preliminary consultations, but what is now on the table "is simply too much", so jakob. Nevertheless, according to mayor elisabeth drescher, "we have to bite the bullet and accept the additional costs". The council unanimously approved the update of the cost calculation with the figures mentioned above.