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Red carpet made of marine waste at the Berlinale

Never before has the red carpet been so green, says German Development Minister Gerd Müller.

In front of the main venues, Berlinale Palast, Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast of this year's Berlinale are 2,430 square metres of carpet produced from 1.6 tonnes of plastic waste from the oceans. Recycled fishing nets and worn carpets were the starting material for the red carpet, on which the film stars present themselves to the public. "The Red Carpet at the Berlinale has never been so green. It is all about sustainability," says Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The BMZ is committed to reducing plastic waste, for example by helping developing and emerging countries to avoid and recycle waste. In addition, it promotes the establishment of a "waste alliance" between industry, science and civil society.

Sources:

  • TextilWirtschaft online (6.2.2019)
  • press release of BMZ (5.2.2019)
  • Photo: smalltalk-entertainment.de