Become a Fost Plus member
If you become a member of Fost Plus, we deal with the take-back and information obligations as regards your household packaging for you. You then pay an annual membership contribution which Fost Plus uses to fund the collection, sorting and recycling of your household packaging.
Fost Plus is only competent for household packaging. For industrial packaging, you can contact Valipac. If you put both household and industrial packaging on the market, you need to join both organisations. For packaging that you put on the market in other countries, you should contact the European organisations EXPRA and PRO-EUROPE.
For the prevention plan, you can contact your professional federation and the Interregional Packaging Commission (IRPC). You can draw up your prevention plan yourself or you can join a sector prevention plan.
Voor het preventieplan kan je terecht bij je beroepsfederatie en bij de Interregionale Verpakkingscommissie. Je kan je Preventieplan zelf opstellen of aansluiten bij een sectoraal preventieplan.
Once you have joined Fost Plus, you submit an annual declaration of all the packaging that you have put on the Belgian market.
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You set up your own system
You are not obliged by law to become a member of Fost Plus. You can also opt to set up your own system. In that case, you organise the collection, sorting and recycling of your packaging yourself and send the necessary data to the Interregional Packaging Commission (IRPC) to prove that you achieve the required recycling percentages.
You let another company take over (part of) your declaration
In certain cases, you can let another company take over (part of) your declaration. You can do so, for example, when your company falls under the legal take-back and information obligations but does not have access to the necessary information to fulfil these obligations. In practical terms, you then give the other company a mandate to take care of (part of) your declaration.
The following companies can take over (part of) your declaration:
- Foreign suppliers from whom you purchase packaged products in order to put them on the Belgian market. This option does not apply for packaged products bearing your own brand or for service packaging. You always have to join for this yourself.
- Your franchisor, parent company, holding company or central purchasing unit can take over the declaration for the packaging that you purchase via them.
You can also combine these two options. You prepare the declaration yourself for part of your packaging and let one or more other companies join for the other part of your packaging.