The paper presents two complementary quantitative analyses using a macroeconomic model of the Austrian economy, which links
monetary and physical waste-related data. First, the economic and environmental impacts of the current Austrian waste economy
are evaluated in terms of business-models for waste collection, treatment and secondary raw material use. Related impacts
on CO2 emissions are quantified. Second, potential future employment effects that can result from further development of the
Austrian waste economy are assessed.
JEL-Codes:Q01, Q32, Q53
Keywords:Waste and resource management, Circular economy, Economic impact analyses
Research group:Climate, Environmental and Resource Economics