Developing waste disposal systems and integrated waste management systems designed to meet the highest technical, environmental and institutional standards poses big challenges for countries, regions, public authorities, private companies and other organisations. We have a quarter of a century of experience of such projects in Austria, and have also provided consulting services to numerous other countries, mainly in Europe. We do not provide off-the-shelf solutions, but work with our clients to find the policies best suited to their needs.
Computer Based Waste Management Tool – (WMT)
Which quantities of waste need to be dealt with? Where are they generated and where are they disposed of? What happens to waste produced in industrial plants or parts of them? Which emissions arise, and how high are the final costs?
denkstatt’s Waste Management Tool software answers all of these questions, and makes it possible to describe regional waste management systems and the internal situations of waste disposal businesses, as well as using scenarios to plan for the future. The tool was developed for the Austrian environment ministry to assist with implementation of the Austrian Landfill Order.
Corporate Waste Management
We have succeeded in helping over a thousand business premises to cut their waste disposal expenses by up to 40%, and our services usually pay back within one year, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved. We lock in long-term cost savings by means of ongoing post-implementation monitoring and a best-price guarantee on your waste disposal costs.
Cost-Benefit Analysis in Waste Management
Comprehensive analysis and assessment, carried out as part of a cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis, serves to quantify and compare the economic, financial and environmental impacts of a range of waste management options, allowing you to identify the most suitable solution. This often generates massive savings for businesses and the economy. denkstatt is one of Europe’s leading providers of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses.
What can be achieved at present? How should the project be implemented, and which opportunities and risks will arise?
Decisions relating to waste management projects should be based on precise analysis, and not simply on gut feeling. We put the issues affecting your project under the microscope, and minimise the time and effort you need to invest. Experience shows that good preplanning is the most effective way of boosting project efficiency.
Non Product Costing (NPC)
Non-product costing (NPC) projects are aimed at accurately calculating and allocating the costs imposed on businesses by waste, wastewater and exhaust air (so-called non-products). This helps reveal potential savings that are hidden from conventional financial control systems.
Packaging Management Optimisation
The stiffer the competition, the more vital top-class packaging management becomes. The dynamics of the Central European waste management market make it hard to predict the implications of your decisions. These include changes in the legal framework, reorganisation of collection systems, commodity price volatility and technological innovations. As an independent consultancy, we can give you peace of mind by analysing all of key factors, evaluating markets and opening up new perspectives for you in good time.
Regional & Municipal Waste Management
Waste management planning is a regional responsibility with implications for both public authorities and private enterprises. This gives rise to a series of questions.
- How are we performing in comparison with other regions, what are the logical next steps, and are they feasible?
- Which materials need to be recycled, and what are the options for materials recycling or energy from waste generation?
- How can I organise the waste management system under my control, in a given country, region or business operation?
- How can I minimise costs?
denkstatt’s experience, drawn from hundreds of projects, helps you devise the right concepts, plans and solutions for your situation.
Managing inputs such as metals, rare earths, crude oil and biomaterials is becoming an increasingly critical issue. Are you dependent on particular types of resources? And where is the potential for optimising management of the materials that are essential for your business? With our help you can minimise the costs and risks associated with tight availabilities.
The method allows for a sustainability assessment of options to remediate contaminated sites. It is based on a cost-effectiveness analysis and relies on a hierarchy of objectives, goals and indicator categories to measure performance which was formed in consultation with the relevant stakeholder groups. The objectives were developed from sustainability principles, including maximising the environmental, socio-economic and technology-related benefits. Since 2012 the application of the method is mandatory when requesting resources from the Austrian National Remediation Fund.
The paper has been selected recently for inclusion in "Science for Environment Policy
", the European Commission`s environmental news service for policy makers.
Science for Environment Policy