The Sustainability Agenda for Beverage Packaging is a voluntary commitment of the Austrian beverage industry to reduce the environmental impact of beverage packaging. ARA has succeeded in further strengthening the significance of the agenda and in increasing the number of working group members from 50 to more than 1,000 in cooperation with the Austrian Economic Chamber and the Austrian Beverage Association. So far, the agenda has helped achieve carbon savings of around 200,000 tonnes per year on average.
In summer 2011, a supplement to the agenda was adopted after negotiations between Austria’s social partners. This supplement specifies stricter goals and even some new goals. One set of measures aims at making reusable packaging more attractive for consumers. In addition, the supplement specifies a higher recycling rate of metal cans and an increase in bottle-to-bottle recycling of PET.
Sustainability Agenda 2018-2030 (German language)