Fost Plus is responsible for promoting, coordinating and financing the selective collecting, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste in Belgium. Fost Plus has three core activities:
- Raising awareness
Efficient recycling starts with efficient sorting. Using a wide variety of communication campaigns and tools, Fost Plus encourages all Belgian citizens to sort their waste in the best possible manner, e.g. by spreading information on the correct sorting rules. Fost Plus also helps companies improve the recyclability of their packaging.
Numerous different parties are involved in the collection and recycling of packaging materials, including municipalities, waste intermunicipal companies, collection companies and sorting centres. Fost Plus makes sure that everyone can cooperate to the best of their ability and all collected materials are accurately registered.
All companies that bring packaged household products onto the Belgian market, join up with Fost Plus and pay an annual contribution based on the quantity and type of their packaging. Fost Plus uses this contribution to collect, sort and recycle the packaging after use. In addition to these contributions, Fost Plus also generates income from the sale of the materials collected.