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Plastic & Packaging

For restaurateurs as for METRO the product is what counts. So, we try to use only as much packaging as necessary and as little as possible. With our own brand packaging we strive to reduce the environmental impact during a product’s entire life cycle. We actively seek alternatives for conventional plastic while ensuring that we meet the high quality and hygiene standards our customers expect. We talk with diverse stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to bring us further towards closing the loop and using less impactful materials.

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Managing resources responsibly

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As a matter of principle, we support the further utilisation of resources and their recovery through recycling. Our focus is on packaging and the use of conventional plastic. To reduce our environmental footprint, we strongly support closed-loop recycling management.

In everyday wholesale business, packaging is not only used for transporting, preserving and protecting goods. Product packaging also contains information and usage instructions for customers. But packaging foremost represents a major cross-industry challenge in terms of reducing quantity as well as defining the proper materials.

METRO Plastic Strategy

To underline our strong commitment to tackle the plastic waste challenge, in September 2018, as part of the METRO Plastic Strategy, we and our national subsidiaries committed ourselves to replacing conventional disposable plastics with reusable, recyclable or compostable alternatives by 2025, and to promoting the transition to closed-loop plastics recycling.
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