Resources SAVED by recycling: Climate protection in black and white

With our work, we contribute together with our customers to conserving valuable resources and protecting the climate. The renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT proves the positive ecological effects of this commitment in regular studies.

Our annual study “resources SAVED by recycling” shows: Recycling relieves the environment to a considerable extent – and makes an important contribution to securing raw materials. Valid figures are a key factor in demonstrating the benefits of recycling to support the circular transformation of the economy. In cooperation with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, we therefore prepare a comprehensive life cycle assessment every year. It makes it possible to precisely quantify the savings in resources and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the report, Interzero saved more than 12.5 million tons of primary raw materials in Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy and Slovenia in 2021 alone by recycling around 1.8 million tons of recyclable materials. At the same time, around 1 million metric tons of greenhouse gases were saved.

Dr.Ing. Markus Hiebel

“From recyclable product design to sustainable recovery, successful circular transformation requires all stakeholders in the value chain to pull together. “

Dr.-Ing. Markus Hiebel
Head of Department Sustainability and Resource Management Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT


12.5 million tons of primary resources have been saved by Interzero by recycling 1.8 million tons of recyclables.


1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions could be saved through Interzero's recycling activities.


The recycling of electrical appliances saved a good 2 million tons of primary raw materials.


The company reprocessed 575,000 tons of paper, board and cardboard, saving around 183,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.


More than 365,000 tons of waste glass were recycled, reducing the primary raw material input by 800,000 tons.


The company recycled over 350,000 tons of plastics, saving more than 1.2 million tons of primary raw materials.

"resources SAVED" certificates for our customers and partners

Sustainable competitive advantage: In cooperation with Interzero, you improve your ecological footprint and strengthen the bond with your customers. We show the amount of primary raw materials and greenhouse gases saved with us in your individual resource protection certificate, measured by your individual contribution – whether this is through recycling, the reuse of IT equipment or the reduction of transport routes.


Transparency is not only a fundamental value for us, but is also highly valued by our customers and partners. As a long-standing partner, the Bag Company advocates successful cooperation. “The “resources SAVED” certificate from Interzero reflects our contribution to climate protection,” says Roland Gartner, Managing Director of the Bag Company, the specialist and market leader for packaging at the point of sale, which has been producing and supplying all packaging in a climate-neutral manner since 2017. “It’s an important piece of the puzzle that contributes to the success of our corporate activities and, as such, is an essential part of our sustainability documentation.”

Leaflet on the "resources SAVED by recycling" study 2021

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Portal "resources SAVED by recycling

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