However, the resulting waste has long been a thorn in the side of the BASF catering team. "Waste avoidance plays a central role in the sustainability strategy of the catering business. As early as 2020, we had the goal of dispensing with disposable materials in the to-go business
and switched to reusable containers that people bring with them," says Claus Hitschler, responsible for communal catering at the Ludwigshafen site "Unfortunately, Corona slowed us down a bit in the process and we had to switch back to disposable materials for hygiene reasons
. At the same time, we continued to search for a suitable reusable alternative and are glad to have found it with the Vytal system."