Reports

Plastic Pollution Lobby: A coalition against the introduction of a deposit return system in Austria

Lead Organization: Changing Markets Foundation and Break Free From Plastic

Author: Changing Markets Foundation and Break Free From Plastic

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The report reveals that a group of powerful companies with vested interests, including major retailers Lidl, Spar, Hofer and REWE Group, has been lobbying to influence the government’s decision against a deposit system. They are orchestrating their lobbying efforts through the highly reputed Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA), Austria’s largest extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisation, which currently manages around 70% of the waste market.