Presentation on theme: "The Austrian System for Recycling of Packaging Materials Altstoff Recycling Austria - ARA."— Presentation transcript:
The Austrian System for Recycling of Packaging Materials Altstoff Recycling Austria - ARA
Facts & Figures IsraelAustria Size in km 2 22.00083.000 Population in mio.7,28,3 Fertility Rate2,881,41 GDP in Bill. USD156295 GDP/Capita USD23.84435.694 R & D Exp. (% of GDP)4,482,45 Municipal Waste (kg/Capita)594560 Source: OECD
The ARA System ARA System is a non-profit organization Founded in 1993 in response to the Austrian Packaging Ordinance ARA System consists of an umbrella organisation, ARA AG, and eight affiliated recycling organisations that focus on specific waste materials
The Austrian Packaging Ordinance The Austrian Packaging Ordinance (VerpackVO, Federal Law Gazette No. 645/1992) was put in effect on the basis of the Austrian Waste Management Act. It has been in force since October 1,1993, and requires producers, distributors, and importers that put packaging or packed goods on the Austrian market to take back their packaging free of charge and recycle it. In 1996, the ordinance was revised for the second time (Federal Law Gazette No. 648/1996). The new Packaging Ordinance has been effective since December 1, 1996.
Companies affected by the Packaging Ordinance Manufacturers: companies that produce packaging or packaging aids, especially service packaging Importers and dealers: companies that import or deal in packaging, packaging aids, or packed commodities. Fillers and packers: companies that –fill and pack goods or – commodities in packaging or wrap them with packaging for the purpose of storage and dispatch. Companies that have their place of business outside the country, yet within the EU, and deliver packed commodities or packaging to Austria also may become license partners of ARA.
Company Structure ARA - Altstoff Recycling Austria AG Marketing, Customer Care License Agreements Revenue Management Commissioning of Tasks to Recycling Organisations
and through subdivisions and subsidiaries System Operator for the collection of packaging waste of –paper –plastics –metals –wood –textile fibres –ceramics –composite materials –biodegredables
Collection System Containers (total 1.262.263 in Austria): small… Photos courtesy of ARA
Collection System …and big Photos courtesy of ARA
Collection System Yellow Bag System Kerbside collection for light-weight packaging (serving 1,37 mio households) Photos courtesy of ARA
Collection System Commercial & industrial waste service –Bring in service (140 recycling centers) –pick-up for small businesses together with household collection –pick-up for large waste volumes –special event service