McDonald’s teams up with Essity to turn paper cups into toilet paper

All collected paper cup waste from McDonald’s sites in Germany will be recycled, reducing waste by an estimated 1,200 tons per year

Volkswagen CEO: ‘30,000 jobs could be lost with a slow transition to EVs’

Herbert Diess has reportedly told the company a delay in shifting to EVs could cost jobs in light of acceleration in production from rivals such as Tesla

Rolls-Royce and German state partner for hybrid-electric propulsion systems

They have agreed to establish facilities for development, testing and production, creating an industrial ecosystem for hybrid-electric propulsion systems in Dahlewitz and the Lusatia region for the aviation sector

Essity unveils ‘breakthrough’ in sustainable tissue paper production

Using straw instead of wood-based virgin or recovered fibres as raw material, the process requires less water and energy

State of Bavaria on track to pilot hydrogen-powered train

The train will be presented to the public in the spring of 2022, with the first test runs in Bavaria planned for 2023 before it officially enters passenger service in January 2024

Germany ‘can achieve climate-neutrality by 2045’

A new study shows that the country can reach net zero five years earlier than its planned goal.

Mercedes-Benz and Siemens team up for sustainable automotive production

The car manufacturer aims to digitise its production processes, with Siemens bringing its expertise and technologies to the partnership to develop highly flexible and efficient automotive production

Volkswagen and bp team up to rollout ultra-fast EV charging across Europe

They have signed a memorandum of understanding for their collaboration, which will see the rollout of EV chargers at Aral sites in Germany and bp retail sites across Europe

Fukushima – 10 years on…

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster that rocked the world – what happened, what were its impacts and how does the future look?

‘World’s largest’ factory for plastic recycling to be built in Germany

The factory will use Biofabrik’s ‘WASTX Plastic’ process that converts plastic waste into synthetic crude oil