Reusable packaging and bottles
Erhard Meindl, the Unimarkt partner, is the first retail company in Upper Austria to replace plastic packaging with a reusable box, the ecoBOX. This practical and sustainable deposit system allows the company to reduce about 70% of their plastic waste.
While the federal state of Burgenland has implemented a local deposit return system for small plastic bottles in schools. Thanks to this initiative, over 40,000 bottles are collected annually for recycling.