+++ Expert jury: Interzero is a pioneer on the way to a sustainable circular economy
+++ Holistic closed-loop solutions and innovative plastics recycling protect climate and resources
+++ Award ceremony in Düsseldorf on November 23, 2023

Berlin/Cologne,31.10.2023. For its holistic commitment and its pioneering “zero waste solutions”, Interzero, Europe’s leading service provider for circular economy, receives the German Sustainability Award in the category “Waste Management and Recycling Industry”.
On the road to a sustainable future, Interzero is fully committed to a world without waste. A world worth living in, in which raw materials are consistently recycled, waste is avoided as far as possible and natural resources are conserved, is the goal of the approximately 2,000 employees.

“We are very proud of this award. It encourages us to continue driving the circular transformation with determination and passion,” says Dr. Axel Schweitzer, Chairman and Partner of Interzero. “If you can think it, do it: Together with customers and partners, we want to realize a genuine, sustainable circular economy – and thus counteract the overloading of our planet ever more effectively. A very big thank you to our customers, partners and also our own team.”

Through its analog and digital closed-loop solutions and the ecologically and economically efficient recycling of raw materials, the company achieves clearly measurable environmental effects. For 15 years, scientists from Fraunhofer UMSICHT the concrete impact on climate and resources: according to the study “resources SAVED by recycling,” Interzero saved 8.7 million tons of primary raw materials and around one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2022 alone by recycling around 2.1 million tons of recyclable materials. Without Interzero’s activities – according to calculations by the Global Footprint Network (GFN) – the “Earth Overshoot” limit would have been exceeded 7:16 minutes earlier worldwide and 4:20 hours earlier in Germany in 2023.

Via a sister company in Asia, closed-loop concepts from Germany and Europe are increasingly being used there to drive resource conservation with a lot of energy. Interzero’s social commitment is also clearly aimed at sustainable development. One example is the long-standing cooperation with the ALBA BERLIN basketball club. As a sponsor and environmental partner, Interzero supports the multiple German champion and cup winner in becoming a top team in terms of sustainability as well. With success: In the area of sports business, ALBA BERLIN was also nominated for the final round of the German Sustainability Award this year.

The 16th German Sustainability Award is presented together with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the DIHK and the WWF to companies with exemplary commitment to sustainable transformation. The award ceremony will be held in Düsseldorf on November 23, 2023.

About Interzero:

Interzero is one of the leading service providers around the closure of product, material and logistics loops as well as innovation leader in plastics recycling with the largest sorting capacity in Europe. Under the guiding principle of “zero waste solutions,” the company supports more than 50,000 customers across Europe in the responsible use of recyclable materials, helping them to improve their own sustainability performance and conserve primary resources. With around 2,000 employees, the company generates sales of over one billion euros (2021). According to Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Interzero’s recycling activities could save one million tons of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and over 12.5 million tons of primary raw materials in 2021 alone. For more information, visit www.interzero.at.

Find out more in our latest brochure on “resources SAVED by recycling”.