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Bundesgesetz über eine nachhaltige Abfallwirtschaft (Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 – AWG 2002)

Federal Law on Sustainable Waste Management (Waste Management Act 2002 – AWG 2002)



The "Bundesgesetz über eine nachhaltige Abfallwirtschaft (Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 – AWG 2002)" is an Austrian federal law that was passed in 2002. The law aims to promote sustainable waste management in Austria by establishing a legal framework for the collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste. The law sets out specific obligations for waste producers, waste collectors, and waste treatment facilities, including requirements related to waste prevention, reuse, and recycling. The law also includes provisions on the monitoring and enforcement of waste management activities, as well as on the responsibilities of federal, state, and local authorities in the management of waste. Overall, the AWG 2002 reflects Austria's commitment to environmental sustainability and the promotion of a circular economy.Bottom of Form







Issuer (type)

Rechtsinformationssystem des Bundes, Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • High 1.09%
    • Low 0.01%
    • E focus: degradation, emissions, energy, environment, environmental management, fisheries, greenhouse gas, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, land use, oceans, pollution, recycled materials, recycling, resource use, soil, solid waste, waste, water, water management, conservation
    • S focus: collective bargaining, diversity, intellectual property, compensation
    • G focus: audit, accountability
    • Administrative services, Agriculture, Arts, Construction, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Transportation