About the Event

With the hybrid series — Green Solutions from Germany, GCC aims to promote the concept of responsible use of resources in every aspect of our daily lives, both as an integral part of our business philosophy and as global citizens.

Event schedule and upcoming topics in this sustainability series:

  • Becoming Carbon Neutral – A Joint Effort by Industry & Policy Makers (25 May 2021)
  • PreZero: How Schwarz Group Decided to Make Waste Management a Strategic Business Unit (23 June 2021)
  • Purpose Strategy: An Embedded ESG Approach (14 July 2021)
  • Green CapEx: An Overview of Funding Sources in Hong Kong (18 August 2021)
  • TK Elevator: Your Sustainability Partner (15 September 2021)
  • Sustainability From a Financier's View: Role of Sustainable Finance in Accelerating the Paris Climate Goals (20 October 2021)

About this Seminar: PreZero – Making Waste Management a Strategic Business Unit

The Schwarz Group based in Germany, which includes the retail companies Kaufland and Lidl, is the largest retail company in Europe. The company operates around 12,500 stores and markets in more than 30 countries. As one of the biggest distributors of packaging, the Schwarz Group takes over responsibility, because whoever puts plastic into circulation has the responsibility for its recycling.

PreZero is the international environmental division of the Schwarz Group that is engaged in recovery and recycling management. Together with its stakeholders, PreZero connects economy with ecology and supports a successful and sustainable development with the key goal to close loops. With its three business units Dual, Recovery and Recycling, PreZero itself covers key stages along the value chain.

PreZero is committed to a clean future where an efficient and fully closed recycling loop protects our environment and creates sustainable value. The aspiration is to preserve resources and reduce the amount of non-reusable waste to zero – PreZero.

PreZero pursues the idea of closed loops: From fully recyclable products through trade and disposal to sustainable recycling and reprocessing into new products. By thinking ahead, the company considers which concepts can solve the problems of tomorrow's customers. Therefore, PreZero also consistently invests in modern technologies and is constantly striving to innovate.

Bjoern Lindner, Managing Director of Schwarz Asia Pacific Sourcing Ltd., and Matthias Eder, Press Spokesman PreZero, explore this innovative spirit that has led to the development of numerous sustainable solutions: Recycled products such as paper from old cardboard within the Schwarz Group, household goods sold at Lidl made from recycled plastic by PreZero, or biogas from food waste are sustainable outcomes resulting from increased efficiency.

Where others see waste, PreZero sees value!

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (UTC+8) / 8:00 - 9:00 am (CET)

Registration Deadline: Monday, 21 June 2021

GCC reserves the right to change this hybrid seminar into a completely virtual event depending on the development of the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong.

Virtual participation

Cost: Free for GCC members / RMB 120 per person for non-members

Webinar Tool: GoToWebinar

The access link for the webinar will be sent to participants 1 day before the event. The session will be conducted via GoToWebinar.

Physical participation

Cost: Free for GCC members / RMB 120 per person for non-members

Venue: GCC Office, 19/F, COFCO Tower, 262 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Seats are limited. Physical participation is limited to one person per company. Booking priority to members on a first-come, first-served basis.

GCC is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation. Health precaution and social distancing measures will be observed. Physical attendees are required to fill out the Health Declaration Form on the day of the event.


  • Dr. Matthias Eder (Press Officer at PreZero Stiftung & Co. KG)

    Dr. Matthias Eder

    Press Officer at PreZero Stiftung & Co. KG

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  • Bjoern Lindner (Managing Director of Schwarz Asia Pacific Sourcing Ltd.)

    Bjoern Lindner

    Managing Director of Schwarz Asia Pacific Sourcing Ltd.

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