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Project long title

Possibilities for the implementation of the EU requirements regarding beverage containers, deposit system and reusable packaging

 

Project description

The pollution of the ocean with plastic waste is progressing. The Single Use Plastic Directive of the EU (EU 2019/904) should counteract this littering.

In the research project BottlePose (possibilities for the implementation of the EU requirements regarding beverage containers, deposit system and reusable packaging), AVAW, together with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and the technical office Hauer deal with the implementation of the directive in Austria on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

The directive itself states that disposable plastic bottles must have a separate collection rate of 77 % by the year 2025 and 90 % by 2029. Furthermore, by 2025, a 25 % proportion of recycled material should be included in the production of PET bottles. At present, 45,000 tonnes of PET beverage bottles are circulated annually in Austria, of which 65 % are collected separately and 53% recycled. Thus, Austria must enforce vast and substantial measures to achieve the EU's goal.

 

Aims of the project

The aim of the research project BottlePose is to find ways to improve the separate collection of beverage packaging within Austria so that a collection rate of 90 % is achieved and littering is reduced. In addition, possibilities for the promotion of reusable systems will be developed.

 

Bottle Quiz

Which of the illustrated PET and glass bottles is disposable or reusable, which ones are subject to a deposit and which of the disposable bottles are collected separately for recycling?

Grafik 1

Solution (left to right):

Disposable PET bottle from Austria without deposit and without separate collection
Disposable PET bottle from Germany with deposit and with separate collection
Reusable glass bottle from Austria without deposit (and with separate collection at the vending machine)
Disposable PET bottle from Switzerland without deposit and with separate collection
Disposable PET bottle from Austria with deposit and with separate collection
Reusable glass bottle from Austria with deposit and with separate collection
Disposable glass bottle from Austria without deposit and with separate collection (glass container)
Reusable PET bottle from Germany with deposit and with separate collection

 

Client

Bmk Logo En 1 Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

 

Project partner

Logo Technisches Buero Hauer Technisches Büro HAUER Umweltwirtschaft GmbH

Boku 1 Universität für Bodenkultur, Institut für Abfallwirtschaft

 

 

You can send a message directly to the leader of the working group Mister Prof. Roland Pomberger by using the following form.

Roland Pomberger

Roland Pomberger

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Head of Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management

Phone: +43 3842 / 402-5150
Cell: +43 676 / 84 53 86-700
Fax: +43 3842 / 402-5102
E-mail: roland.pomberger@unileoben.ac.at

 
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