When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Austria Ordinance on the Prevention and Recovery of Packaging Waste and Specific Waste ProductsView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy is related to household separation and extended producer responsibility for packaging collection and recycling. Extended producer responsibility is obliged not enforced but producers are obliged to take back packaging and this includes importers. Recycling cooperatives have formed and are well funded with high levels of innovation. Households are required to separate waste but many still do not cooperate, although there is high demand for recycling from the public. Regional variation in recycling causes confusion, but all regions are complying with the ordinance. Austria’s plastic recycling is 31%, below the EU average of 41%. In 2020, Austria has banned plastic waste from landfill.
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