Packaging Target Ordinance 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013

FHA GmbH was authorized in the years 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) to control the targets for the total amount of packaging materials for "drinking" and "non-drinking" packaging allowed to be dumped in the landfill sites.


These targets are defined in the Packaging Target Ordinance, BGBL Nr. 646/1992 idF BGBI. II Nr.426/2000.


Since the year 2004 FHA GmbH fulfilled these duties in a consortium with the Technical office of Mr. Hauer concerning environmental economics (Technisches Büro Hauer Umweltwirtschaft GmbH)


According to § 6 of the Ordinance FHA GmbH carried out the following duties:

  • representative, nationwide analysis of domestic and commercial waste in the years 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 to determine the percentage of packaging materials contained in the waste.
  • ascertaining the total amount of residual and commercial waste producted in Austria within the specified years
  • providing statistics of the different methods used in the final treatment of the waste (dumping on landfills, thermal treatment, mechanical-biological treatment)
  • determining, from these results, whether the targets described in the Packaging Target Ordinance had been met.