Environmentally savvy female entrepreneurs have respectively crowd-funded two new stores in Leipzig that seek to eliminate packaging, and one more is in the works, for a total of four in the city.
LeipGlo has interviewed Alhassan Muniru, a bright young entrepreneur from Ghana who has studied at Leipzig University. As head of the organization Recycle Up! Ghana, he has grabbed the attention of the World Bank and hobnobbed with the likes of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
LeipGlo went to the scene and got the scoop on the first demonstration by Extinction Rebellion Youth in Leipzig and Germany.
“Plastic waste is an old environmental issue which demands (and now receives) more attention. But although it fosters discussions, policies, economic measures, and voluntary agreements in different governmental spheres, it is still ignored by many citizens.”
“I can’t open my eyes / to watch the fluttering ring of lies (…) I can’t move opinions / if the thoughts are fake.”
“It’s pretty obvious that technology evolves, rather than going backwards. For this reason, it’s likely a bad idea to look at it as an enemy that should be defeated.”