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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Tina Oberleitner (2016): Entwicklung der Altstoffverwertung in Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 146. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Waste paper, used textiles, used glass and scrap metal are historically the most important fractions of the separate waste collection in Austria. This thesis analyses the development of the separate collection and recycling of the mentioned fractions. The timeframe starts one year after World War II in 1946 and ends with the commencement of the packaging enactment 1993 in Austria. The main issues investigated here are the development of the collection- and the recycling amounts, cost structures and waste system approaches involved in the separate collection of the mentioned fractions. Furthermore, a cross-country comparison of the collection system, collection amounts and collection costs between Austria and Germany (Federal Republic of Germany and German Democratic Republic) was performed. The result of the work demonstrates that due to comparable political situations and courses of action within a free market economy there has been a similar development of the waste collection systems in the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria. However, significant differences were found in the waste collection system of the German Democratic Republic which operated inside governmental planned standards. In the cross-country comparison, the German Democratic Republic recorded higher separated waste collection rates than the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria. This circumstance is related to collection payments for the mentioned fractions and the uniform appearance of the governmental planned separated waste collection system within the planned economy.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus

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