Waste - 2020 Outlook

What is the 2020 outlook?

According to intermediate results from an ongoing study on the generation and treatment of organic carbon containing waste in 2020, the generation of these waste streams, representing 25% by mass of all Austrian waste flows, will rise by about 20% compared to 2008. Thermal treatment will increase by 24%, and recycling by about 30%. Landfilling will recede drastically.


In future, more technical equipment containing a wide variety of pollutants will find its way into the waste bin. Import dependence for scarce materials and competition on the availability of such materials will increase, as well as the imports of final products with unknown composition.