Resources SAVED by recycling: recycling is an added value

By working together with our customers, we actively contribute to the preservation of valuable resources and climate protection. The recognized Fraunhofer Institute for Environment, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in regular studies supports the positive effects of the Interzero mission with numbers.

Our annual study “Resources SAVED by recycling” shows how recycling greatly relieves the environment and significantly contributes to the provision of raw materials. The impressive numbers help to explain the benefits of recycling and demonstrate the importance of a circular transformation of the economy. In cooperation with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, we therefore prepare a comprehensive life cycle assessment and accurate estimates of resource savings and greenhouse gas emissions every year.

Only in 2022. In 2011, Interzero managed a total of 2.1 million tons of material in the loop. This has resulted in the prevention of about one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of annual heat carbon emissions for more than 100,000 households. At the same time, about 8.7 million tons of primary resources were saved.

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“Now in its fifteenth year, this study facilitates and makes the environmental benefits of recycling tangible and understandable. Looking ahead, it will be increasingly important to raise awareness of climate action and the sustainable handling of our raw materials among companies and consumers.”

Dr. Ing. Markus Hiebel
Head of sustainable development and resource management Fraunhofer-Institut UMSICHT


Interzero has saved 8.7 million tons of primary resources by recycling 2.1 million tons of recyclable materials.


Interzero has saved a million tons of greenhouse gas emissions through recycling.


By recycling electronic devices, we have saved more than 2.3 million tons of primary raw materials.


The company has recycled 720,000 tons of paper and cardboard, saving about 180,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.


More than 500,000 tonnes of waste glass could be recycled, reducing the use of primary raw materials by 1 million tonnes.


The company has recycled more than 500,000 tons of plastic, saving more than 2 million tons of 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 connection with your customers. We show you the amount of raw materials and greenhouse gases you have saved by working with us in your individual “Resources SAVED” certificate .

Transparency is not only a core value for us, but is also highly valued by our customers and partners. As a long-term partner, Bag Company is committed to successful cooperation. “Interzero’s ‘resources SAVED’ certification reflects our contribution to climate protection,” says Roland Gartner, CEO of Bag Company, specialist and market leader in point-of-sale packaging, which has been producing and supplying all packaging in a climate-neutral manner since 2017. “It is an important piece of the puzzle that contributes to the success of our business activities and is therefore an essential part of our sustainability documentation.”

Student brochure "Resources SAVED by recycling" 2022