Sustainability Report 2020

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“We have to move away from the word waste. Waste is a valuable resource if we treat it this way and don’t see it as worthless.”

Ernst Wallner (Greiner Packaging) Technician Thermoforming

Make waste a resource!

Most countries produce vast quantities of waste: Food and garden waste, construction and demolition waste, mining waste, industrial waste, sludge, old televisions, old vehicles, batteries, plastic bags, waste water, old clothes and old furniture are just a few examples of the waste we are all familiar with. Global waste quantities are rising in response to the rapid population growth we have experienced in the last few decades. This will not let off in the future. In light of this, we have questioned the system: What would happen if we used waste as a resource, reducing demand for extracting new resources?

Our goal

We want to be climate neutral by 2030.

Our targets


Not to send any more waste to landfill, by 2025 in Europe and by 2030 globally.


Increase share of recycled waste to 50 percent by 2025 and 75 percent by 2030.

Our performance


2,212 tonnes of our total waste (hazardous and non-hazardous waste) were sent to landfill in 2020.


42 percent of our total waste (hazardous and non-hazardous waste) was recycled in 2020.

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