Waste and recycling

Efficient recycling chain and waste management for the responsible use of resources.

Preventing, recycling and correctly disposing of waste

Our targeted waste management has enabled us to massively reduce the quantity of our waste over the last few years and to increase the recycling rate at distribution centres and our own manufacturing companies to around 80 percent. As well as benefiting the environment, systematic recycling also saves on costs.

To reduce the amount of waste generated at home by our customers, we are constantly working on using fewer packaging materials. For waste to be disposed of correctly, it must be separated when it is collected. We therefore collect and recycle the PET bottles and plastic bottles, cartridges, batteries and other reusable materials brought back to stores by our customers, as well as our internal transport packaging, into up to 25 separate categories of waste material.

To the printed version of the infographic (PDF)

To the recycling map with 12'000 additional return options  

Principles and topics