Die Abfallentsorgung im 20. Jahrhundert
Ein Spiegel unseres Umweltbewusstseins
This contribution describes how people related to the waste they produce throughout the ages until the present. Undoubtedly the amount of waste that we discard nowadays is unsustainable. This is also due to its chemical properties. Meanwhile an ‘ecological consciousness’ has emerged which is the foundation for a series of regulations that were passed in the last 30 years. They try to reintegrate human waste into the geoatmospheric realm. The consecutive regulations as given in German legislation are discussed.