IRPC Activity Report 2019

5
Key figures

5.1 Fost Plus results for 2018

RECYCLING (as %)

Quantities from members

Recycling figures

Paper/cardboard

100%

178499 tons

178499 tons

Glass

100%

292183 tons

292183 tons

Plastic

43,06%

214358 tons

92303 tons

Metal

100%

75745 tons

75745 tons

Drink cartons

95,1%

16484 tons

15675 tons

Other

1,8%

4566 tons

82 tons

Total

83,71%

781836 tons

654486 tons

96,0%

Total recovery

The total recycling rate is 83.7%. The target is 80%.
The total recovery rate is 96%. The target is 90%.

5.2 Valipac results

RECYCLING (as %)

Quantities from members

Recycling figures

Plastic

45,80%

101113 tons

46267 tons

Paper/cardboard

100%

423764 tons

423764 tons

Metal

74%

38010 tons

28139 tons

Wood

92,4%

178314 tons

164770 tons

Other

10%

7641 tons

764 tons

Total

88,6%

748842 tons

663474 tons

94.3%

TOTAL RECOVERY
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Exceptionally, certain quantities of plastic were excluded from the results in 2018 because their final destination could not be identified. This has been the policy of the Interregional Packaging Commission and the accredited compliance organisation for many years now.

The total recycling rate is 88.6%. The target is 80%.
The total recovery rate is 94.3%. The target is 85%.

5.3 The results of the individual responsible companies in 2018

A total of 96 companies stated that they fulfilled the take-back obligation themselves in the 2018 reporting year.

RECYCLING (as %)

Quantity of one-way packaging placed on the Belgian market

Paper/cardboard

94,7%

30 307,0 tons

Plastic

81,8%

1 868,4 tons

Metal

70,6%

611,9 tons

Wood

95,6%

8 881,0 tons

Other

38,7%

198,4 tons

Total

93,7%

41 866,8 tons

The average recycling rate is 93.7%.

5.4 The overall results for 2018

This section contains the results reported by Belgium to the European Commission (Eurostat) for 2018.

Due to the European Commission’s particular calculation method, the overall Belgian figures cannot be directly compared with the results of the accredited compliance organisations and the individual responsible companies.

5.5 Collection of household packaging waste in 2018

Trend in the collection results per material, per Region and for Belgium as a whole

Trend in the collection cost per material, per Region and for Belgium as a whole

Per fraction, proportion of the result achieved by each collection method (2018)

Per fraction, proportion of the cost incurred by each collection method (2018)

5.6. 2019 reference costs

The IRPC has approved the reference costs for 2019.

You can find a detailed overview of the reference costs and further information about the calculation method in the technical data sheet.

5.7. 2018 reference values