Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

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25,000€ - 49,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

Lobbyists declared: 1 FTE (4)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 2


Meetings with European Commission: 1

Lobbying costs over the years:


Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

480290216298-63 (First registered: 05 Mar 2015)

Goals / Remit

Austria’s leading packaging compliance scheme, Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA), offers a full compliance service to all businesses that are subject to the Austrian Packaging Ordinance. We have organised and financed the collection, sorting and recovery of packaging waste throughout Austria since 1993. With a total of more than 700,000 tonnes of packaging waste collected per year, we play an important role in providing Austrian businesses with raw materials. Our collection and recovery services help save more than 500,000 tonnes in carbon equivalents. As a Producer Responsibility Organization, ARA operates on a non-profit basis and is owned by leading Austrian companies. The packaging recovery and recycling service is financed by our around 15,000 business customers. We use the revenues from compliance fees to organise and finance the collection and recovery of packaging in Austria. ARA is a key player in supporting the EU initiative for a transition towards a circular economy.


Waste Framework Directive; Packaging Directive; WEEE Directive; Circular Economy; Raw Materials Initiative; Producer Responsibility; Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs); Single Use Plastics; Green Deal


Head office:
Mariahilfer Straße 123
Wien 1060

Tel: 43 1599970