Guidance document, Last updated: 15 January 2021
The European Strategy for Plastics published by the European Commission is an essential part of the European Union’s Circular Economy Package.
The ban of plastic bags, plates, drinking straws and other throw-away products made of plastics has been fixed.
To meet the ambitious recycling targets and requirements set out in the EU’s Circular Economy Package and to prepare for the implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy, the Federal Ministry invests in innovative research work and studies on plastics. Efforts focus on a quantitative survey of the plastic waste accruing in Austria and on an inventory of established recycling technologies. For this purpose the Federal Ministr commissioned two studies which will be outlined below.
It is very simple to do without certain plastic products, in particular without single-use products. In doing so, each of us can make a valuable contribution to a clean Environment.