BASF, Vartdal Plast and Bremnes Seashore jointly developed a Styrofoam box made from chemically recycled plastic.
KIT students have developed a process for processing multilayer films into reusable shipping boxes.
The first network for young people in the circular economy is to be established starting next year.
Bans are supposed to work, according to the latest Polyproblem Report, but they don't reduce the amount of plastic waste.
According to a study by the UBA, there is still a lack of suitable specifications for the recycling and collection of waste.
Plastic waste is providing a new home for coastal species, according to a study, but this could threaten the ecological balance.
Progress was being made toward 2025 goals, is said, but plastic packaging needs to be reduced.
The designated Federal Minister for the Environment already occupies state secretary posts.
The Office of Technology Assessment has commissioned three expert reports on the status of and obstacles to the use of recycled materials.