Our goal is to combine entrepreneurial strength with conscious sustainable action. As a group of companies, we have great leverage in the circular economy. As the Schwarz Group, we cover the entire cycle, from production and trade to disposal and recycling. For us, today's waste is tomorrow's raw material.
A functioning circular economy is therefore the key for us to counteract the limited availability of resources. For many years, we have focused on the collection, sorting and recycling of plastics, which are indispensable for the core business of Lidl and Kaufland - food retailing.
Recycle Valuable Materials
To achieve this, we continuously deal with the topics of food waste and waste prevention and examine how our internal streams of recyclable materials can be collected, separated and recycled in the best possible way. Thus, we relieve the environment, reduce disposal costs and extract the recyclable materials of tomorrow from today's waste.
Conscious Use of Materials
REset Plastic – the Plastics Strategy of the Schwarz Group
Plastic has become an integral part of our everyday life and especially the food retail market cannot be imagined without. Thanks to plastic packaging, food is better protected and has a longer shelf life – hence plastic prevents food waste. It is only justifiably criticized if it is no longer recycled or even ends up in the environment after a single use. At the Schwarz Gruppe, we want to rethink the way we deal with plastic.
With REset Plastic, we launched an international and group-wide plastics strategy in 2018 to meet the challenges holistically. As part of this, we save plastic or keep it in the loop wherever possible and focus on high recyclability. Thereby, we protect the environment without having to forego the positive characteristics of the raw material and at the same time come a decisive step closer to our vision of "Less Plastic – Closed Loops".
Learn more at reset-plastic.com