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Dedication on and off the court! Interzero congratulates ALBA BERLIN on finishing second in the German Basketball League

Berlin basketball club ALBA BERLIN has narrowly missed out on becoming German champions in what has been an exciting final – but the club is still a leader when it comes to sustainability. In addition to consistently being near the top of the table in the Basketball Bundesliga, the Albatrosses show the same commitment away from the court together with its main sponsor and environmental partner Interzero. 

ALBA BERLIN is aiming to become one of the most sustainable basketball clubs in Europe – and Interzero is helping the club to achieve this. The partners demonstrated this most effectively last season by joining forces for the “Handy spenden, Zukunft schenken” campaign, which called on ALBA fans to donate smartphones that they no longer use. These forgotten handsets are collected at the Albatrosses’ home matches and club shop. Interzero securely wipes their memory, refurbishes them and sells them via different channels including the online shop If this is not possible, the devices are properly recycled. All of the proceeds from this campaign benefit ALBA JUGEND, supporting youth basketball while at the same time protecting valuable resources.   

“We are extremely proud to support ALBA BERLIN as their main sponsor and environmental partner and are cheering them on at every match. This season marked the first time that the Albatrosses played with the Interzero logo on their chests, an expression of our commitment to the club as well as our shared mindset and goals. Together we act sustainably – on the court, for the environment and for the next generation,” said Dr Axel Schweitzer, Chairman and Owner of Interzero.  

Climate action is a team sport, and Interzero and ALBA BERLIN are on the same side. We look forward to making our mark with ALBA BERLIN again next season – both on the basketball court and with our sustainability efforts.  

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About Interzero:

Interzero is one of the leading service providers in the field of closing product, material and logistics loops as well as innovation leader in plastics recycling with the largest sorting capacity in Europe. Under the guiding principle of “zero waste solutions”, the company supports over 50,000 customers throughout Europe in the responsible handling of recyclable materials, thus helping them to improve their own sustainability performance and conserve primary resources.

With about 2,000 employees, the company achieves a turnover of over one billion euros (2021). According to Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Interzero’s recycling activities could save one million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and more than 8.7 million tonnes of primary raw materials in 2022 alone. As a pioneer in the circular economy, Interzero is winner of the German Sustainability Award as well as the related special award in the “Resources” transformation field for 2024.

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