The evidence is clear: circular movement is good for the environment.

+++ According to data from the 2021 study. Interzero’s circular loop solutions reduced 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions while saving 12.5 million tons of primary resources. Costs of 199m euros for environmental damage were avoided.

+++ Interzero presents data from a new study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environment, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT at K 2022, the Berlin/Cologne plastics and rubber fair. Every year, Interzero, as Europe’s leading circular economy service provider, asks itself the same question: what types of environmental damage do we avoid with our customer solutions and how does it create potential savings for society?


The “resurses SAVED by recycling” study published today by Fraunhofer UMSICHT again provides evidence of a clear positive effect. In 2021. In 2007, Interzero achieved some significant environmental milestones. By managing a total of 1.8 million tons of loop material, Interzero and its clients managed to save around 12.5 million tons of primary resources in 2021. In other news, The Associated Press reported that the emissions of greenhouse gases were reduced by about 1 million tonnes. Without Interzero’s efforts, the cost of environmental damage caused by the climate would amount to a total of 199 million euros (using the costing methods of the German Federal Environment Agency). The primary resources saved this year are equivalent to 5,227 fully grown Sequoia trees.


Interzero President and Shareholder Dr. Axel Schweitzer: “Heat, drought, floods, disease and hunger – the consequences of climate change and overexploitation of the natural environment are now increasingly felt around the world. We use this study every year to evaluate the results of the efforts we make together with our clients and partners. In publishing the study, however, we also want to underline the effectiveness of closed-cycle resource management as an environmental and economic tool to counter humanity’s catastrophic environmental and climate change behavior. The circular economy offers enormous opportunities that we must not lose sight of, especially given the tense situation in Europe and the associated rise in energy prices. Full details of the current study will be announced at K 2022, which runs from 19 June to 2022. by 26. [Getty Images] At the event, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, experts from Interzero Plastics Recycling will showcase innovative plastic recycling technologies and services, as well as explain the environmental benefits of recycling over primary production.


According to calculations by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute, the use of Interzero’s recycled plastic “Prociclen” reduces emissions of harmful to the climate by 56 percent compared to the use of primary plastics made from crude oil. For many years, Interzero has been working with Fraunhofer UMSICHT to produce scientific assessments of the savings achieved by its own closed-circuit activities. The company also based a recent communications campaign on the calculations of the Experts from Fraunhofer institute. It’s called “One World.” Zero Waste. Let’s #MoveTheDate’, Interzero draws attention to the preservation of natural resources. According to the methods used by the Global Footprint Network, Interzero returns to the planet 10 times more regenerative capacity to create value worth one euro than the global community takes away for that same euro. Expressed in time terms, Interzero “runs the clock backwards” on Earth Overshoot Day – which has already been reached on 28 June. July 2022 – in 4 minutes and 20 seconds, or in 2 hours and 20 minutes when counted only in Germany. Dr. Axel Schweitzer: “While these figures on hours and minutes may seem trivial at first glance, they show that even the business practices of a medium-sized company such as Interzero can make a difference globally, and motivate us to continue our work into the future. We want to encourage everyone in our immediate network to contribute to a sustainable closed-loop economy and help stop the increasing exploitation of our planet.