Waste - State & Impacts

What are the state and impacts?

In the nine years from 1999 to 2008, total waste arisings increased from 48.6 million tonnes to 56.3 million tonnes (+16%) (see Figure 1). Part of the increase can be explained by the higher generation of secondary waste due to increased waste treatment activities. Therefore, 2 million tonnes of the waste generated in 2008 can be allocated to secondary waste. The arisings of excavated soils - by far the biggest waste fraction - increased from 20 to 25.6 million tonnes.

Figure 1: Total waste arisings in Austria (Lebensministerium 2001 and 2006, Umweltbundesamt 2009b)
Figure 2: Generation of waste from households and similar establishments in Austria (Umweltbundesamt 2009b)
Figure 3: First treatment step of waste from households and similar establishments 1999-2004 (Umweltbundesamt 2009b)