- About 10,000 t of waste is generated on our trains each year. Waste is frequently disposed of in the wrong receptacles, making recycling more difficult. For this reason, about 6,000 waste receptacles on our long-distance trains and in the stations have been converted from the existing system of four waste categories to a two-category system. To ensure that waste is properly separated, sorting is handled by 25 certified waste disposal companies. This allows 85% of waste to be recovered as clean, separated materials for recycling, an improvement of over 50% compared to the previous process.
- On-board catering has been using FSC-certified wooden cutlery since June 2021, which replaced the plastic cutlery that had previously been used for to-go products. This measure supplements the existing reusable supply.