Aldi takes next steps towards eco-friendly checkout

Paper or Plastic? Aldi Says ‘No’ to Both in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Following in the footsteps of some of their competition, Aldi in Germany is gearing up to make grocery shopping even more eco-friendly by doing away with the tradition paper or plastic bag options, but shoppers shouldn’t worry about going bagless as the discount grocer will have them covered with a new …

Sources: Aldi

Photo: Max Noisa [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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EDEKA FEEDitBAG

EDEKA Chooses Plastic as the New Eco-Friendly Bag Choice

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s largest grocery chain EDEKA has made headlines with the rollout of a new disposable plastic bag in its Frankfurt Scheck-In-Center location, but the reaction to the plastic, not paper, option is far from negative. In fact, the chain is receiving a high level of praise over the move. Why? These …

Sources: EDEKA, Creativepool

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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trees feel emotion and pain

Forester Claims Trees are Sexual & Emotional, 97% of Scientists Disagree

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Here’s a piece of wild news fresh out of Germany… after unleashing his latest book, “The Hidden Life of Trees”, at Britain’s Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts this past week, German forester Peter Wohlleben now has scientists crying foul over his belief that trees are emotional beings who feel pain and have sex. Wohlleben …

Sources: DW

Photo: Simon Wijers

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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sperm whales mother and baby

Sperm Whales Found Dead on German Shores Contained Garbage Wasteland

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Throughout January and February, 13 sperm whales found themselves stranded along the North Sea coast of Schleswig-Holstein, and while heart failure due to mistakenly venturing into the shallow North Sea has been ruled as the cause of death, the medical examinations turned up a harsh reality after a very unsettling amount …

Sources: Nationalpark Wattenmeer

Photo: Gabriel Barathieu

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The Good Food Items

Could Food Waste Become the Next Food Trend?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Food fads are not in short supply, but few actually deal with the abundance of food that goes unconsumed. And when grocery stores end the day, a purge of items deemed unworthy of sale leads to dumpsters full of food. An entrepreneur in Germany however wants to tackle both of …

Sources: The Good Food via DW

Photos: The Good Food

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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VW Troubles Continue, New Audi Vehicles Found Cheating Emissions

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With each passing month it seems as though the end of Volkswagen’s (VW) troubles won’t end anytime soon, and a newly disclosed CO2 emissions hack in some of the German automaker’s top-selling Audi vehicles shows that there are more secrets hidden deep within the company. This new hack, which affects some undisclosed …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Adidas Ultraboost Parley Ocean Waste Shoe

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Adidas Shoe

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After teasing the recycled ocean waste sneaker concept last year, Adidas is finally making good on the idea, putting the shoes into production and onto store shelves later this month, and it is also throwing in clothes to the recycled mix. At first the recycled Ultraboost with Parley Ocean Plastic …

Sources: Adidas, The Verge

Photo: Adidas

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Flushing Away The American Standard

By Matthias Knobloch on Email

There it goes: valuable, precious and vital Water. Every man’s visit to the bathroom uses one gallon per flush, and almost four liters. I saw this fact imprinted on the American Standard urinals while in Las Vegas in 2007.  Las Vegas, the artificial city in the middle of nowhere, is …

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