Jointly shaping the future
Zero waste, 100 percent reusable material
All PreZero employees have committed themselves to the same idea: reducing the consumption of natural resources, reducing waste, and shaping the future with sustainable and efficient solutions.
Every new concept helps to ease the burden on the environment, every decision can help to preserve natural resources. Assuming responsibility for the environment and for the people go hand in hand.For this reason, we are streamlining processes in order to use resources profitably and optimize structures for the long term. Every unnecessary step is one step too many.
Every additional gram of CO2 produced is one gram too much. And every piece of waste, that is not recycled is a wasted piece of raw material. With this attitude, we continue to improve our processes – from logistics to the handling of waste: We harmonize ecology and economics.
Our VisionNew thinking for a cleaner tomorrow.
Your waste disposal partner for the future
As part of the Schwarz Group, we have the unique opportunity to develop new recycling loops which helps reduce the consumption of natural resources.
Since we are backed by one of the largest retailers in the world, we have the chance to look at the entire value chain – from production to retail, collection, sorting and recycling to reuse – and develop unprecedented solutions.
Working at PreZero
We depend on the creative, dynamic and pioneering thinking of our employees. We employ lateral thinkers who act with self-determination and pragmatism, demonstrate self-reliance, but who do not forget their commitment and obligation to the team and to customers.
In 2009, our company was founded under the name GreenCycle, originating from a department in waste disposal logistics of the retail company Lidl. Today, as PreZero, we have grown to become the environmental division of the Schwarz Group with:
Then and now – the waste disposal company for a cleaner tomorrow
Purchase of Suez Sweden
For a unified brand identity, the GreenCycle Stiftung is renamed the PreZero Stiftung.
Partnership with Allianz Arena
PreZero is the official waste disposal and recycling partner of the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt (KRG)
PreZero invests in the recycling facilities of KRG, a plastic recycling company in Grünstadt, Germany.
In addition to PreZero, we establish new brands: PreTurn and OutNature.
Recycled plastics from California
PreZero US opens the first LPDE recycling facility.
PreZero continues to grow with the addition of Komart in Poland, as well as Aussieker & Stahlhut and the container service Herbert Schulz in Germany.
Modern sorting facilities
While our state-of-the-art LVP sorting facility is opened in the Netherlands, additional investments are made in new facilities in Bremen and in Evergem, Belgium.
Our own dual system
PreZero Dual is initially active in seven German states.
Exclusive partner of the Klima Arena
PreZero supports the unique adventure center on climate change in Sinsheim as a sponsor and consultant on sustainability issues.
Entry into the recycling business
With Sky Plastic Group, PreZero takes over the leading company in recycling of post-consumer plastics in Europe.
Campaign for consumer education
Together with the initiative geTon, PreZero tours Germany and provides information about the topic of garbage separation to consumers at Kaufland and Lidl stores.
With HILLENERGY, Noll Biogas and Noll Entsorgung as well as Lewedag, PreZero expands its value chain.
We become the sustainability partner of TSG Hoffenheim’s stadium.
Cornerstone for operational disposal business in Europe
Purchase of Tönsmeier, the fifth largest waste disposal service provider in Germany.
Start of the expansion
With the purchase of the American environmental services provider RMG Recycling, the first acquisition is made.
The brand PreZero is established
A digital disposal platform goes online under the name PreZero.
Further development of the consulting business
GreenCycle starts to offer its expertise in disposal and recycling to external customers outside of the Schwarz Group.
Expansion in the Schwarz Group
GreenCycle expands its sphere of activity to the retail chain Kaufland and the production facilities of the Schwarz Group.
New business areas
Strategies to prevent waste and for recycling are in demand; additional recyclables like PET bottles and films are included.
With GreenCycle, the Schwarz Group gathered disposal expertise into one subsidiary in order to manage the recyclables at Lidl and to transfer them into closed loops.