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Recycled paper is standard for us

The average quantity of paper used by every single person in Germany every day is the equivalent of a book in the Harry Potter series. This puts the country near the top of the international table for paper consumption. We have therefore decided to eliminate paper use wherever possible. Where the use of paper is unavoidable, we reduce consumption and use recycled paper. We have already switched to recycled paper wherever possible, both in our office processes and in our company publications. These include, for example, our business cards, which are printed on waste paper.

Recycled paper is also used in our staff cafeterias. The sugar sachets, for example, are made of unbleached paper. They are FSC certified and can therefore be disposed of via waste paper. Our napkins are made entirely of recycled paper. 

Eco-friendly paper is standard on our trains too. We use 100 percent recycled paper in the restrooms.We also focus on sustainability in our on-board catering. Our menus and table displays are printed on FSC-certified paper, which comes from sustainably managed forests. In addition, our snack menus and placemats are made entirely from recycled paper certified with the Blue Angel. Our placemats are also produced regionally in Brandenburg using waste paper from Berlin. This cuts back on wood, energy and water consumption compared to conventional paper.