Economic Impact of Selected Waste Material and Waste Recycling

The aim of the study is to analyse the economic impacts of recycling paper, glass and selected scrap metals waste for Austria. This is to quantify the overall economic impact of the currently practiced circular economy in Austria. The analysis is carried out using the WIFO.DYNK model which will be extended for this purpose, and on the basis of physical material balances prepared by the Umweltbundesamt. In addition to the quantification of employment and value-added effects – through recovery of secondary raw materials for the substitution of primary raw materials domestically or for export – an assessment of the impacts of the current circular economy on the Austrian material and energy balances is carried out. Environmental impacts in third countries will be taken into account.