Do you know that compost is made from organic waste? Or that newspapers are made of waste paper? Probably yes. And what about the following examples: used tires become rubber mats, components of electrical appliances become jewelry or car wreck parts turn into poles for wind turbines!
THESE AND MANY OTHER EXAMPLES REPRESENT “RUND GEHT’S”, A CAMPAIGN OF THE AUSTRIAN WASTE MANAGEMENT.
In the campaign, manifold ways of how to turn supposedly waste into new and innovative products are presented. Because: “Waste is a valuable raw material!”
39,800 JOBS MEAN 5.2 BILLION EURO ADDED VALUE
Every year, municipal waste management generates an added value of about 1.235 million euros and ensures 14,800 jobs. About 25,000 enployees work in private waste management companies and generate an even much bigger addes value of approximately 4 billion euros (as of 2014).