India is a real hygiene problem

Dear readers,

in the course of global efforts to reduce the emission of climate-damaging greenhouse gases, above all CO2, Germany has set itself ambitious climate targets. In the context of the commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, the international community wants to limit global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial level. According to the federal government, Germany's contribution is to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020 and 80 to 95 percent by 2050 compared to CO2- 1990 emissions. This should be achieved primarily through the expansion of renewable energies and an increase in energy efficiency.

The simultaneous withdrawal from nuclear power, however, is tantamount to an experiment with an unclear outcome, which causes network technicians to sweat beads of sweat even with the slightest disturbance, as was recently observed with the partial solar eclipse in Germany. In extreme cases, fluctuations of up to 14 gigawatts per hour are to be expected due to the sharp increase in the expansion of renewable energies, which must be compensated for with electricity from fossil fuels as the base load. This makes it more difficult to implement the federal government's climate targets to such an extent that the search for alternative savings potential is imperative. The recycling industry could provide a remedy here. Besides the fact that our industry is the only one that differs from a CO2Emitters has developed into a real greenhouse gas chain through recycling and thermal recovery through the earlier landfilling of organic material, the additional climate protection potential is considerable. If the government now turns the right screws - keyword Recyclable Materials Act - and optimally utilizes the material and thermal potential of the recyclable materials in our waste, then we alone can achieve 6 percent of the targeted climate targets. This is what research by Fraunhofer UMSICHT has shown.

As one of the largest recycling, water and service companies, REMONDIS 'contribution to climate protection and resource conservation is already substantial. We would be happy to be able to do even more. The nationwide introduction of the organic waste bin is an important step on the way to a more sustainable future. In an effort to leave behind a healthy and livable environment for future generations as well, municipal and private companies are converging again more frequently. To speak of a trend reversal would certainly be premature, but when it comes to achieving great goals, the following always applies: Together it works better!

The term sustainability may be used in an inflationary manner, but it still best describes the requirements that all industries and trades must meet today. For many of our customers, seamless proof of their own sustainability efficiency has even become a business model. Thanks to REMONDIS, the Steigenberger Hotel Group not only has the best recycling rates in the industry. With the "Green Meeting" concept, as evidenced by our sustainability certificate, the successful hoteliers also have a real unique selling point. We are happy to help!