Worthless waste or valuable secondary raw materials? “Waste” is a key environmental problem. For one, limited resources are depleted. For another, some wastes pose a serious threat to wildlife, for example, plastic bags or synthetic micro particles that end up in the oceans. And last but not least, improperly disposed waste can introduce dangerous substances into the environment.
Waste management has a high degree of environmental relevance at our headquarters in Tettnang-Obereisenbach. All waste is collected by local waste management companies and properly disposed of, or it is brought to a collection station by VAUDE employees with documented proof.
Despite careful separation for recycling, residual waste increased due to the remodeling measures. On the one hand, this was due to the intense remodeling work of the office building still taking place in 2015. Secondly, after a lightning strike, the production building at VAUDE burned in April 2015. Not only did we have to dispose of many damaged materials, furniture and equipment also had to removed. In the course of the refurbishment, an additional site with a good deal of accumulated waste was created.