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Interzero – partner for closed-loop solutions and innovative plastics recycling

Benefit from our Zero Waste Solutions – and shape the circular economy of the future with success.

Closing loops, creating added value: As one of the leading full-service environmental service providers, we support our customers in preventing waste, securing raw materials and significantly improving their sustainability balance. The efficient closed-loop circulation of raw materials offers enormous opportunities – for our environment, economy and society. Interzero is one of the pioneers of recycling. Our company has over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of serviceable solutions for the prevention and recycling of waste. We are currently setting new standards as an international full-service environmental services provider – and together with our partners, we are advancing the transformation towards a resource-conserving circular economy.

"In deciding on Interzero, you choose an innovative, sustainable and individual approach to recycling and closed-loop management – digital and from one single source. The recirculation of recyclable materials and the use of recycled raw materials provide you with clear environmental and commercial advantages. In this way, you also offer your customers clear added value as well as secure access to important raw materials."

Dr. Axel Schweitzer Chairman of Interzero

Interzero in figures

Since our foundation in 1991, we have provided customised environmental and system services for more than 20,000 customers in every sector – with a turnover of one billion euros (2021). About 2,000 employees work for us at more than 40 locations in 7 countries. We work together with considerable dedication and know-how for our vision – a world without waste.

employees
2000

employees

annual sales
1.05

billion EUR annual sales

years of experience
31

years of experience

countries
10

countries

locations
40

locations

satisfied customers
20000

satisfied customers

Interzero key milestones

2022: Setting the course for the future and the foundation of Interzero: the owners of the ALBA Group, of which Interseroh is also a part, are reorganising the corporate group. They are creating agile units which correspond to both the market requirements and the individual business models. This development will see Dr. Axel Schweitzer taking responsibility for the business in Asia and the activities in the area of plastics recycling. With the introduction of the Interzero brand, he will be emphasizing the international corporate vision of a “world without waste”.

2021: The new Interseroh+ dual system is launched – with an innovative concept extending far beyond the packaging licensing. The goal is to close the material loops together with industry and the retail trade in a “recycling alliance” – and to jointly create a circular economy which is of equal benefit to the company, the conversation of resources, and climate protection.

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    2019: In time for entering into effect of the German packaging act (Verpackungsgesetz) on 1 January 2019, the Duales System Interseroh (DSI) now provides customised solutions to packaging marketers of many different sizes after the successful launch of the Lizenzero online shop for packaging licensing in the summer of 2018.

    Interseroh continues to develop its performance range internationally as well. Its environmental services are represented in Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Italy.

    2018: For the 11th time in sequence, Fraunhofer Institut UMSICHT has documented the positive effects of recycling of raw materials. Companies have also had the option of optimising their packaging recycling capabilities based on the new and scientifically based “Made for Recycling” method since 2018. Furthermore, Interseroh and Saubermacher AG founded their joint venture SIMPLi RETURN GmbH, the first returns and recycling system for lithium-ion batteries, in this year.

    2017: The brandused.com online shop is going live: it sells used, reprocessed IT devices as well as new and unused technical products from company or warehouse clearing sales to end customers in order to give these devices a second life cycle.

    2016: Interseroh celebrates a 25-year success story. Thanks to the confidence placed in our business by our domestic and international customers, we have now returned over 15 million tonnes of used packaging to the raw material loop, saving precious primary resources. A new centre of competence for recycling plastics is opened in Maribor, Slovenia, and Encory, a 50:50 joint venture between the ALBA Group and the BMW Group for sustainable car component management, is founded.

    2015: Interseroh expands its sustainability reporting and launches its annual sustainability magazine. The journalistically edited publication presents Interseroh best practices in sustainability - both within the company and in collaboration with customers.

    2013: Interseroh publishes its first Sustainability Report, which for the first time documents in detail and systematically how Interseroh’s own processes and customer projects are designed to be ecologically and socially compatible. The report presents key developments and key figures for the years 2010 to 2012 and complies with the internationally applicable guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

    2011: The toom Baumarkt-branded paint bucket becomes the first product on the market made from “Procyclen”, the recycled plastic developed by Interseroh. The material used for the bucket is manufactured to almost 100% from plastic waste collected by the various German recycling systems.

    2009: Closed-loop recycling for plastics: Interseroh develops “Recycled-Resource”, the multiple award-winning plastics recycling process.

    2008: Interseroh becomes part of ALBA Group, a recycling specialist and raw material supplier, adding the concentrated know-how of the Group to its portfolio.

    2007: The year of RTE pooling: Interseroh establishes an innovative pooling solution for transit packaging.

    2006: Interseroh becomes the first company on the market to receive a nationwide license for its recycling services under the German “dual system”. The market competition created has been able to significantly increase the recycling rate of packaging waste.

    2005: Interseroh starts to offer the take-back of single-use deposit beverage containers. We now operate ten stationary container counting centres and one mobile container counting centre.

    2000: With Repasack, Interseroh offers a unique, pan-European take-back and recycling system for kraft paper sacks. The company also gets involved in environmental education with the launch of its award-winning “Eco Dragon” project for collecting empty printer cartridges in schools and nurseries.

    1997: Interseroh’s service business goes international by setting up INTERSEROH Austria GmbH, an Austrian subsidiary and system operator. The following years see continuous expansion into further European countries.

    1991: Where it all began. Company business initially focused on improving the recycling of packaging waste. Interseroh then started to expand its portfolio as a global provider of integrated environmental services, setting worldwide standards for waste prevention, high-tech sorting and innovative recycling solutions.

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