Waste is just recyclable material that is in the wrong place – this fact is our mission at PreZero. A large share of worldwide waste is not disposed right or reused properly – and that is a huge problem for the environment. This is why we focus on a closed loop, which starts by having a completely reusable product from retail and disposal up to sustainable recycling and repro cessing into new products. Our goal: zero resource waste across our entire value chain.
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We will reuse, recycle or recover the volume of waste that accumulates in the corporation by a significant percentage by the end of 2025. We strive to limit our non-recoverable waste that accumulates within our own company in pilot countries to a maximum of 5 percent by the end of 2022.
We will reduce our food waste at the Schwarz Group level by 50 percent by the end of 2030. We will reduce food waste in the supply chain for selected raw materials.
of all waste is recycled, reused, fermented or composted. This is the equivalent to 2,260,678 tons (2019)
Implementation and Measures
Whether it is drinks, ice cream or nuts, it is not just the content that counts, but also the packaging. Before you can assess how environmentally friendly a piece of packaging is, you need to consider its full life cycle. We, in beverage production, rely on disposable PET bottles with high recycled content and low weight. As a result, we only transport our water in Germany over short distances. Our bottles are light, hygienic, and safe – and the environment wins as well. After the bottles are returned to stores, they are pretreated in our recycling plants and then processed into new bottles. In this way, everyone can work together to contribute to conserving resources and protecting the climate.
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The Vision of REset Plastic:
“Less Plastic – Closed Loops” is also systematically pursued against an economic backdrop. In this context, we are the first retail group to commit to use up to 20% less plastic and to make 100% of our private label packaging maximum recyclable by 2025 in all countries and business units – starting from production, procurement, and logistics and ending with disposal and waste management.
new plastic saved through recycling PET