Resources SAVED by recycling: climate protection in black and white

We work together with our customers to conserve precious resources and protect the climate. The renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Security and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) regularly uses figures to prove the positive effects of the Interzero mission.

Our annual study “resources SAVED by recycling” shows how recycling takes a benefits the environment and makes an important contribution to the supply of raw materials. The impressive figures help to explain the benefits of recycling and underline the importance of circular economy transformation. In cooperation with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, we therefore prepare a comprehensive life cycle assessment every year and accurate estimates of resource and greenhouse gas emissions savings.

According to this, Interzero has saved over 12.5 million tonnes of primary raw materials by recycling around 1.8 million tonnes of materials in Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia in 2021 alone. At the same time, around 1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases could be saved.

Dr. Ing. Markus Hiebel

“From designing recyclable products to sustainable use: for a successful circular transformation, everyone involved in the value chain must work together.”

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


Interzero saved 12.5 million tonnes of primary resources by recycling 1.8 million tonnes of recyclable materials.


Interzero saved 1 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by recycling.


Recycling electronic devices has saved a good 2 million tonnes of virgin raw materials.


The company recovered 575,000 tonnes of paper, cardboard and paperboard, saving around 183,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.


More than 365,000 tonnes of waste glass could be recycled, reducing the use of primary raw materials by 800,000 tonnes.


The company has recycled more than 350,000 tonnes of plastic, conserving more than 1.2 million tonnes of virgin raw materials.

"resources SAVED"- Certificates for our customers and partners

Sustainable competitive advantage: by working with Interzero, you improve your ecological footprint and strengthen your bond with your customers. We show you the amount of primary raw materials and greenhouse gases you have saved with us in your individual “resources SAVED” certificate.

Transparency is not only a core value for us, it is also highly valued by our customers and partners. As a longterm partner, the Bag Company is committed to a successful cooperation. “Interzero’s ‘resources SAVED’ certification reflects our contribution to climate protection,” says Roland Gartner, Managing Director of The Bag Company, a specialist and market leader in point-of-sale packaging that has been producing and delivering all packaging in a climate-neutral way 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.”

Study leaflet "resources SAVED by recycling" 2021