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Mathias Johannes Trippl (2021): Die getrennte Kunststoffverpackungssammlung in Altstoffsammelzentren als Maßnahme zur Erreichung der EU-Recyclingziele in Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 115. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The newly defined recycling rates of 50% and 55% for plastic packaging, which were set in the course of the EU circular economy package, pose a major challenge for many member states. In Austria, the recycling rate of currently around 25% must be doubled by the end of 2025, which requires a chain of waste management measures. One of these measures would be the separate collection of plastic packaging at the level of plastic grades in civic amenity sites, which has already been offered in Upper Austria for many years parallelly to the kerbside collection of lightweight packaging. In the meantime, such separation in the bring system has also become established in other provinces such as Styria, because the majority of the collected packaging can be recycled. While only about a quarter of the plastic packaging collected in the mixed light packaging collection is actually recycled after automatic sorting procedures (an average of 4.4 kg per inhabitant and year), around 80% can be recycled in at least eight fractions through sorting by type in civic amenity sites. Results of the extrapolation of the collection quantities from Upper Austria show, that the establishment of a comparable collection system in the whole country, considering the different quantities from urban and rural areas, about 2.35 kg of plastic packaging per inhabitant and year would be recycled through the additional collection in the civic amenity sites. Thereby this separation system currently only covers the whole Upper Austria, in quantitative terms only a small contribution can be made to achieving the EU recycling targets. However, due to the high quality of separately collected plastic packaging, high-quality and cycle-oriented recycling is supported in contrast to mixed collection. In addition, increased separation depth contributes to raising the awareness of the people, as the meaningfulness of targeted waste separation by the end consumer.

Beurteilende*r: Salhofer Stefan Petrus
1.Mitwirkender: Beigl Peter

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