IRPC Activity Report 2019
“The new blue bag will be in use right across Belgium by early 2021. All P+MD bags will be entirely sorted in this country. To really complete the circle, we are also looking to recycle in Belgium.”
For the IRPC, expanding the content of the blue bag was the key aspect of the new accreditation in 2019. We therefore kept a close eye on this issue.
It is very important that P+MD is sorted in this country. The IRPC also wants to focus on recycling within Belgian borders.
We will sort the new blue bag into at least 14 fractions (including the residues) and want to achieve the highest-quality recycling possible for each fraction. Some fractions will have a positive value, i.e. recycling will make money, while others will actually cost money.
In the case of fractions with a negative value, we explicitly impose the requirement to recycle in Belgium so that the process can be monitored closely. We will not go as far for fractions with positive value, but we do certainly want to encourage domestic recycling.
This is how we show our commitment to local recycling. The packaging waste collected in the new blue bag must be able to be used to make new packaging for the Belgian market.
The IRPC has set up working groups, with different stakeholders, on a number of crucial issues in order to help build consensus on policy decisions.
Formulate a clear and simple sorting message for the whole of Belgium about the new plastic packaging that may be placed in the P+MD bag
Collect views and formulate a joint proposal for a calculation method supported by the various parties
Calculating Green Dot fees will become more complex
Strongly deterrent fee for:
2 plenary meetings in 2019