Factsheet: Ordinance on Recycling of waste wood

Ordinance on Recycling of waste wood

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Recycling of waste wood
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Verordnung über das Recycling von Altholz in der Holzwerkstoffindustrie (RecyclingholzV)
Description: 
The objective of this directive is an efficient recycling of old wood by the wood industry. This has to be made without any impacts on humans or the environment. The directive shoult avoid any accumulation of hazardous substances and supports the sorting of old wood for reuse and recycling in accordance to the AWG. The application of wood should have the same environmental risks as the usage of primary wood materials.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate efficient recycling of old wood by the wood industry

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management / Bundesministerium für ein lebenswertes Österreich

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2012