Waste at our company is limited to recyclables (e.g. paper), organic waste from kitchen and food scraps, residual waste and electronic waste. Our goal at the Hannover location is to keep the level of residual waste at 50 kg per employee in the period until 2020. We succeed in continually reducing our waste quantities inter alia by using sensible multi-use systems, minimising the consumption of materials (material efficiency) and separating unavoidable waste for recycling or disposal. Proper waste disposal is ensured by engaging appropriate service providers and documented by means of corresponding disposal certificates.
Since 2014 we have disposed used pens through TerraCycle and we separate and label waste categories in the tea kitchens. Furthermore, in 2015 we optimised the separation of kitchen waste into organic waste and food scraps.
Roughly half of our total waste in 2018 was recycled. All catering waste produced at head office in Hannover that requires disposal for hygienic or legal reasons is used to generate energy (sent to a biogas plant).
|Waste by method of disposal|
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|1 1 litre of organic waste corresponds to 0.25 kg according to the State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg|