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ARA: Plastic recycling in focus

Plastic recycling has to double in the next six years.
Plastic recycling has to double in the next six years.

Founded before 25 years ago Altstoff Recycling Austria ARA Today is the biggest challenge of the day, said CEO Christoph Scharff recently at the ARA Annual Results Press Conference 2018. Indeed, according to the EU Circular Economy Package and the Directive on Disposable Plastics, it is necessary to double the recycling rate of plastic packaging until 2025.

"We have therefore defined six fields of action for the recycling industry - from expanding the separate collection to increasing the depth of sorting. In addition, we want to promote awareness among consumers and businesses, "said Scharff and demanded from the policy a plastic roadmap 2030 action plan for all stakeholders. The ARA's European recycling targets for other recyclable materials are less likely to cause headaches: Austria already achieves this with paper, glass, metals and wood.