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What can

Businesses

do?

Make sure they meet their producer responsibility obligations. Design recyclable packaging and products. Use recycling material. Optimise waste stream and material flow management.

What can

consumers

do?

Shop smarter. Avoid waste. Act sustainably, even after shopping: Sort packaging, e-waste and batteries for recycling and use the right bin to recycle. For a sustainable world.

What we do for businesses.

The number one for packaging, e-waste and batteries We take on all obligations you have as a producer under the Austrian Packaging Ordinance, WEEE Ordinance and Batteries Ordinance. Together with our partners, we ensure that your packaging is collected, sorted and reprocessed. Efficiently and at a fair cost.

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Take obligations.

The number one for packaging, e-waste and batteries

We take on all obligations you have as a producer under the Austrian Packaging Ordinance, WEEE Ordinance and Batteries Ordinance. Together with our partners, we ensure that your packaging is collected, sorted and reprocessed. Efficiently and at a fair cost.

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Manage material flows.

Material flows without a hitch let your business flourish

Our experts analyse your material flows (waste and recyclables) and look at all relevant processes. Then we tailor solutions for efficient waste stream and material flow management. We help you reduce the share of unsorted municipal solid waste, cut waste management costs and sell high-quality recyclables at a profit. At the same time, we give you a green edge by providing you with high-quality secondary raw materials made in Austria.

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Develop recyclable packaging.

Circular design goes on and on...

ARA Circular Design helps you improve your packaging so it meets and exceeds the requirements of the EU circular economy package. Sustainable packaging design is not just about single-use or reusable packaging: It means using high-quality secondary raw materials, saving natural resources and considering recyclability at the design stage.

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Highlight sustainability.

Role models inspire others to imitation.

We keep people’s attention on Austria’s transformation to a circular economy. And support you in communicating your success. People will recognize your commitment to the circular economy, the environment and climate protection.


What ARA's Role is.

A leading voice and pioneer in circular economy research and knowledge exchange, we stand for security, innovation and sustainability.

Your circular economy experts

ARA has helped shape the transition to a sustainable economy in Austria since 1993. As an innovation leader, we help you keep abreast of the latest developments in this field. Efficient resource management is our way of tackling climate change and creating new value chains for business and industry. We are about so much more than packaging collection and recycling.

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Security

Legal compliance guaranteed

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Innovation

Circular economy thinktank

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Sustainability

Responsibility for Austria


What we do for Society.

We contribute to tackling climate change by ensuring that as much packaging as possible is recycled. Consumers benefit from a convenient collection infrastructure, comprehensive information on how to sort their waste and awareness campaigns. We are all part of the circle – and we need to get better at it for the sake of the environment.

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Separate waste collection and recycling

This is how we keep packaging in the recycling loop.

We provide around 2 million bins for packaging made of paper, plastic, metal and glass, and organise the collection and recycling of the different materials. This is an important contribution to protecting the environment and the climate – so doing your part is really easy.

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Sorting guides and waste collection calendar

Light-weight packaging collection: How, When and Where

Check your bin collection dates in all of Austria. Around 2.4 million Austrian households benefit from a convenient curbside collection service for light-weight packaging. We keep you informed about the collection dates in your region and how to sort your waste.

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Environmental education and awareness campaigns

Sustainable information about sustainability.

Do you know how to sort your waste correctly? Rely on us for guidance on how to properly dispose of packaging, e-waste and batteries so they can be reclaimed or recycled.