R.U.S.Z - Repair and Service Center in Austria (Prewaste factsheet 10)

R.U.S.Z - Repair and Service Center in Austria (Prewaste factsheet 10) RUSZ

R.U.S.Z. (Reparatur und Service Zentrum – Repair and Service Center) is a special initiative in Vienna, where jobless people are trained to repair goods at affordable prices and disassemble electronic equipment so that hazardous and non-hazardous waste is separated. Items most commonly repaired are electronic and electrical household devices.

It created an enormous demand for repair services which sowed the seeds of the Repair Network Vienna, a network of some 60 private, profit-oriented repair companies and was followed by the creation of three other repair networks in Austria (www.repanet.at).

See also:

•    Ecomoebel – Reuse of furniture: network for the reconditioning and marketing of used furniture under the brand “ZweitSinn” in Germany (Pre-waste Factsheet 13)

•    Alelyckan Re-use Park in Sweden (Pre-waste Factsheet 30)

•    Reuse Centre L’Alligatore in Italy (Pre-waste Factsheet 38)


  • Comment Link Monday, 07 November 2011 16:27 posted by Philippe Micheaux Naudet

    Dear Irina,

    Thank you for the questions. Regarding the comparison between repaired EEE and new products, and also for the question on CO2 emissions, RUSZ is currently involved in a project that should provide an answer, with a clear calculation methodology. The report on this project should be published (in German) by the end of November. I attached a summarized description of the project in PDF.

    Kind regards,

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:56 posted by Irina Vassileva

    Related to the published CP Factsheet form I have some questions:
    - is it possible widening the context a little bit ?
    - the avoided waste quantities in this case WEEE is 10000 tons per year or for the mentioned period - from 1998 to 2010 ?
    - when we are talking about washing machines which could be used, these are washing machines which are energy efficient or there is no such information ? It is written that "Energy efficiency class C-devices can easily be put into energy efficiency class A.", but is there any official information about ?
    - avoided CO2 emissions - is there any information what are the saved quantities of CO2, because there is one example for re-use of Miele washing machine, but what about all other WEEE ? could you give some estimations, please ?
    - is there any monitoring made at place, because I didn't see anything about that ?

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