Europe’s leading circular economy service provider, Interzero recognised for its commitment to achieving a waste-free world: Interzero wins Germany’s 2024 Sustainability Award

Berlin/Cologne. In recognition of its comprehensive commitment and pioneering zero waste solutions, Europe’s leading recycling provider will receive the German Sustainability Award in 2024. in the category “Waste management and recycling industry”. Committed to achieving a world without waste, Interzero and its approximately 2,000 employees are leading the way to a sustainable future and a world worth living in, where raw materials are systematically recycled, waste is avoided as much as possible and natural resources are conserved.

“We are very proud of this award,” said Dr. Axel Schweitzer, president and owner of Interzero. “She encourages us to continue our efforts to drive the circular transformation with great determination and passion. If you can imagine, do it: Together with clients and partners, we want to achieve a truly sustainable circular economy to counter the overburdening of our planet more effectively. Many thanks to our customers, partners and our own team.”

Interzero achieves clearly measurable environmental effects with its analog and digital closed-loop solutions and environmentally and economically efficient recycling of raw materials. Scientists at Fraunhofer UMSICHT have been investigating concrete effects on climate and resources for 15 years: According to UMSICHT’s “resurses SAVED by recycling” study, by managing about 2.1 million tons of closed-loop recyclables, Interzero saved more than 8.7 million tons of primary raw materials and avoided about one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2022 alone. According to calculations made by the Global Footprint Network (GFN), Earth Overshoot Day 2023. it would have been reached 7 minutes and 16 seconds earlier (globally) or 4 hours and 20 minutes earlier (in Germany) without interzero’s efforts.

Interzer’s Asian sister company is increasingly using closed-loop models adopted from Germany and Europe to encourage resource conservation in Asia as well. Interzero’s social engagement also focuses on sustainable development, and one example is the long-standing partnership with basketball club ALBA BERLIN. As a sponsor and environmental partner, Interzero supports multiple German champion and cup winner to become a top team in terms of sustainability as well. And it also works successfully: ALBA BERLIN has been nominated for the last round of this year’s German Sustainability Award in the sports business category.

The 16th German Sustainability Award is jointly awarded by the Federal Ministry of Environment, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and VWF companies leading the way to sustainable transformation. The award ceremony will be held on 23 October. November 2023 years in Düsseldorf.