The Recycle BXL Pro project
The Recycle BXL Pro campaign presents and promotes professionals in Brussels who comply with their legal obligations for the sorting and management of waste. The goal? To set a good example and inspire others to follow suit.
These ambassadors are the heart and the driving force of the Recycle BXL Pro campaign. They demonstrate that complying with sorting and waste management obligations is perfectly possible and above all beneficial for their professional activities.
Discover our ambassadors and their testimonials!
An initiative of Fost Plus, Bruxelles Environnement - Leefmilieu Brussel and Valipac
Fost Plus asbl is responsible for the selective collection, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste in Belgium. Through our promotion, coordination and funding activities, we effectively put the circular economy of packaging into practice. Thus, each year we recycle more than 90% of the household packaging on the market, thanks to an efficient collection of glass, paper-cardboard and PMD.
The management of packaging has evolved towards a clear commitment to the sustainable management of materials. To this end, we work closely with all parties concerned: companies, federations, public authorities, municipalities and inter-municipal authorities, collection, sorting and recycling companies, and citizens. Founded in 1994 at the initiative of companies, the non-profit organisation Fost Plus is active in the three Belgian regions. In fulfilling our mission, we are contributing to meeting European goals for sustainable waste management.
Created in 1989, Bruxelles Environnement – Leefmilieu Brussel is the administration for environment and energy in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Although it is its own legal entity, Bruxelles Environnement – Leefmilieu Brussel falls under the hierarchical control of the Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in charge of Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Participatory Democracy. Its areas of activity cover the environment in the broadest sense, including:
- air quality;
- noise pollution;
- electromagnetic waves;
- waste management planning;
- sustainable production, construction and consumption;
- nature and biodiversity;
- animal welfare;
- management of the Sonian Forest, green spaces and natural areas;
- management of non-navigable waterways;
- the fight against climate change.
The Waste Department of Bruxelles Environnement – Leefmilieu Brussel is responsible for planning waste management in the Brussels-Capital Region. The Waste Department is involved in the monitoring of campaigns and the implementation of the “Living Environment” part of the Public Cleanliness and Living Environment Agreement.
Valipac is the Belgian knowledge centre on industrial waste. It was founded in 1997 at the initiative of the Belgian business world. Our main role is to provide a collective response to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for industrial packaging.
We collect and analyse reliable data on the sorting and recycling of industrial waste. Using this knowledge, we identify the opportunities and challenges in the waste chain and – in collaboration with industry federations and waste collectors – we create targeted and ambitious plans and campaigns to encourage companies to sort more and better.
We are also working on innovations aimed at transforming waste into a new raw material with more applications in Europe. The goal? Achieving a totally circular economy for industrial packaging.
Valipac is a unique organisation in the world with a pioneering role in Europe.