IRPC Activity Report 2019

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The results of the prevention plans 2019-2022

"The process of communicating and collaborating with the IRPC went smoothly and was an enjoyable experience. The prevention plans offer great added value for focusing all our efforts on achieving more circularity.”
Ann Nachtergaele - Environmental Affairs & Energy Director at Fevia – Chair of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Platform

Prevention plans 2019-2022

725

companies invited

INDIVIDUAL

265

individual plans submitted

235

plans approved

30

plans rejected, giving reasons

SECTORAL

19

sectoral plans submitted

representing

567

companies

detailed analysis by IRPC with external assistance

100%

of plans approved

The packaging prevention plans are a way of getting companies to think about the packaging they place on the market. They often contain relatively simple measures that nevertheless have a significant impact, such as the use of reusable pallets.

Individual prevention plans reflect extensive efforts to find waste-saving measures with a positive effect on the environment.

Most of the sectoral prevention plans enable significant changes to be made in the short term thanks to sector-specific measures.

Here are some examples of specific measures:

  • Use more recycled cardboard for cardboard packaging
  • Reduce the thickness of stretch wrap
  • Reuse disposable packaging that is still in good condition
  • Reduce the use of disposable pallets by using more reusable ones