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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Elisabeth Schmied (2003): (Weiter-)Nutzung brauchbarer Produkte als Beitrag zur Abfallvermeidung.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
"(Re-)use of usable products to make a contribution to waste prevention" The starting point of this thesis is the assumption, that a lot of new or as good as new products of the daily use, like food, shoes, clothes etc. are disposed of by producers and retailers for reasons of superficial flaws, like damaged packaging, missing labels etc., or corporate strategy decisions. On the other hand there are about 5.000 homeless people (only in Vienna) and a wide range of social facilities, which need such products. The objective of this study was to quantify the amount of reusables at the point of disposal as well as the need for such products for a final assessment of the waste prevention and transfer potential. The resulting data show an accumulated amount of 12.000 tons of reusable products per year, distributable among 5.000 homeless and 110.000 persons living in poverty in Vienna through existing social institutions. This number can be considered as the minimum transfer/waste prevention potential.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus

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