Member since: 05/2019

Active in: WG Plastics


The PreZero group is an international company in waste and recycling management. The company group provides waste disposal, sorting, processing and recycling services, combining all the expertise along the value chain under one roof. PreZero therefore positions itself as an innovation driver in the industry with the goal of creating a world in which resources are no longer wasted thanks to closed loops. Zero waste, 100 percent reusable material. The company is part of the Schwarz Group, one of the leading food retail companies in Germany and Europe. PreZero has its headquarters in Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg.

We see circular economy as a task for the entire society. For this reason, we seek to work closely with other players and are happy to contribute our experience, expertise and products in the form of cooperations, networks and services. The PREVENT Waste Alliance is important for the creation of the necessary infrastructure and better framework conditions for the establishment of a functioning and resource-conserving recycling economy throughout the world. Within the framework of the alliance, we want to create a mutual understanding of the requirements and obstacles in the circular economy and create consistent standards. Only if all participants in the value chain are brought together at one table, holistic and sustainable global circular economy can be achieved.

As the fifth largest trader in the world, the Schwarz trading group, to which Kaufland, Lidl and PreZero belong, has considerable influence on the distribution of packaging and the generation of waste. The company is aware of this responsibility and therefore makes a comprehensive contribution to solving the problems that have arisen. With REset Plastic, the Schwarz Group has found an approach to pave the way for circular economy – from packaging design to recycling. Furthermore, the Schwarz Group is not “just” a retailer, but also a manufacturer and, with PreZero, a waste disposal and recycling company. It therefore has comprehensive know-how and an overview of on the entire supply chain.