Separate collection rates for plastic packaging in Austria

According to the EU Circular Economy Package, recycling of plastic packaging waste (PPW) has to be enhanced significantly by 2025 and 2023. Dieter Schuch, together with Jakob Lederer, Johann Fellner and Christoph Scharff, published a paper about separate collection rates for plastic packaging in Austria taking collection systems and urbanization into account. The separate collection of PPW was analyzed within Austria, where a variety of collection prodecures are implemented. The highest performance was achieved in systems covering mainly rural areas where all plastic packaging waste is collected via curbside collection, whereas the lowest rate was recorded in urban areas.

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