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Summer, sun, barbecue time

Photo: Weber

The summer is here and with it the peak barbecue season. For many Germans, barbecues are in the meantime more than just preparing food – different philosophies come together at the barbecue. For some it is simply the desire to sizzle things in the open air, for others it is a passion or even a sport. We have put several facts and figures together about barbecuing for once.

GfK market research: A green front garden is very important for the Germans

Front garden with plants – Photo: Moers

A front garden with plants is still popular with the Germans – even if the phenomenon of dreary gravel gardens is becoming more and more widespread in this country. This is the outcome of representative market research carried out by the GfK consumer research association (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung e.V.), which was commissioned by the German Association of Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Facilities Construction (Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e.V.).

Green Leaf: Biodegradable Plant Packaging by Broekhof

Product innovation – Photo: Green Leaf

Broekhof introduces three different fully compostable packagings for its flowers and plants. In order to lessen the environmental impact of their flower and plant packaging, Dutch company Broekhof is offering three materials, which can be deposited in the biodegradable refuse bin. The sustainable packagings are made of elephant grass, Paperwise and PLA.