In 1999 FHA GmbH started a yearly project on behalf of VKS gGmbH (before of ARA AG) to perform analysis to report the composition of the material of the austrian metal collection system.
With these analysis the collection and recovery systems meet the obligations given by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
For this project expert Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Klaus Felsenstein from the Institute of Statistics and Probability Theory, Technical University of Vienna, was invited to provide the statistical sampling plan and to evaluate the statistical outcome.
The project contains the drafting of the sampling plan, coordination, performing the analysis and the presentation of a final report.
To meet the required specifications for the accuracy and to give a representative result for the nine provinces of Austria there have been 220 samples analysed on a quarter year basis.
The final report contains statistics regarding Austria as a whole and each of the individual provinces.