Packaging waste collection in Austria continues upward trend in H1

BRUSSELS, Aug. 9, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Packaging waste collection in Austria continued to increase in the first half of the year. As Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA), the country’s leading packaging compliance scheme, revealed, Austrian households collected 538,300 tonnes of packaging waste in the period under review, 0.5% more than in the first half of 2017.

“The volume of lightweight packaging – mainly plastic packaging – increased by 1.3% [year on year] to around 88,000 tonnes. Glass also recorded an increase of 1.3% to 116,600 tonnes, and while paper for recycling remained at the previous year’s level of 318,800 tonnes, the volume ...

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