Circulatory systems

Smart Recycling

Zero Waste:
By the end of 2025, we will reuse, recycle or recover a significant percentage of the waste generated in the company.

Food Waste:
By the end of 2030, we will reduce our food waste by 50 percent at Schwarz Group level.


of all waste is recycled, reused, fermented or composted. This is the equivalent to 2,260,678 tons (2019)

Implementation and Measures

The Vision of REset Plastic:
“Less Plastic – closed Loops” is also systematically pursued against an economic backdrop. In this context, we are the first retail group to commit to use up to 20 % less plastic, to make 100 % of our private label packaging maximum recyclable, and to use an average of 20 % recycled material in our own-brand plastic packaging by 2025 in all countries and business units – starting from production, procurement, and logistics and ending with disposal and waste management.

Implementation and Measures