A glance out of the window is enough to capture the entire waste problem in one picture. Anyone who dares to go outside these days – whether to enjoy the spring sun or go shopping – covers his mouth and nose with a mask. Like hardly any other disposable product, it embodies the crux of our waste problem: on the one hand, it is more important than ever, not only for doctors and nurses. Production is running at full speed and people are starting to get creative themselves and sew masks. On the other hand, tens of thousands of masks that have only been used once end up in the trash every day. Even more:Disposable products are a problem if there is no adequate waste management. . “Discarded masks and gloves are becoming a health hazard because people dispose of them on the streets,” reported CNN for example a week ago. A difficult situation – how can everyone reconcile their own and everyone else’s protection with the abandonment of disposable products?