Your Waste – and what happens to it – has an impact on climate change.
Solutions are: waste prevention, high quality material recycling and smart thermal treatment (for example in Waste to Energy Plants) of the remaining non-recyclable mixed waste. No waste should go directly to a landfill.
Austria demonstrates long-term best practise examples in the waste management sector for years, however worldwide, high amounts of waste directly go to landfills untreated. This causes about 10 % of the global greenhouse gas emissions.
Therefore, it is crucial to collaborate – nationwide and across boundaries – to develop an optimised and climate-friendly waste management.