When the barbecue season starts, the Germans like it comfortable. Many serve turkey steak or grilled meat on disposable plates, which are served to the mouth with disposable cutlery. A food culture that does not require any aesthetic asceticism, as there have long been stylish disposable tableware beyond white plastic. If the fellow sizzlers are fed up, the rubbish simply goes into the household waste. The trade assures us that it’s a clean affair that you don’t even have to feel guilty about, as the Ex-und-hopp goods are made from sustainable materials. “Organic disposable tableware – for the sake of the environment” is what Papar, one of the leading manufacturers, even says. But is that true?

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