Belgium

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Financing

Financing

The parties responsible for placing a product on the national market – producers, importers and distributors of private labels – finance the collection, sorting and recycling of the packaging waste.  They delegate their legal responsibility to Fost Plus and finance the system via the Green Dot, depending on the composition and quantity of the packaging.

By the end of 2011, 5.233 companies joined Fost Plus, paying a contribution. These contributions enabled the financing and coordination selective collection and sorting of household packaging waste, in collaboration with the intermunicipal authorities.


Tariffs

How are the tariffs calculated?

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Material

 

 

 

Tariff 2011 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUR/T (excl. VAT)

 

 

 

 

Glass

 

 

 

 

18,6

 

 

 

 

Paper and cardboard (>85% fibre)

 

 

 

 

19,7

 

 

 

 

Steel (>50%)

 

 

 

 

62,1

 

 

 

 

Aluminium (>50%, >50µ)

 

 

 

 

182,6

 

 

 

 

PET bottles

 

 

 

 

287,4

 

 

 

 

HDPE bottles and flasks

 

 

 

 

287,4

 

 

 

 

Drinks cartons

 

 

 

 

296,0

 

 

 

 

Other recoverable

 

 

 

 

330,3

 

 

 

 

Other not recoverable

 

 

 

 

449,2

For more details on the application of the tariffs, download this file.

 Examples (valid for one item - without transport packaging)

Example1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country: Belgium

 

 

 

 

Example 1:

 

 

 

 

Can filled with corn

 

 

 

 

Calculation of licence fees for 1 item

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging data per can:

 

 

 

 

Weight of tinplate: 45,63 g

 

 

 

 

Weight of paper label: 2,55 g

 

 

 

 

Volume of can: 425 ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of weight related fee:

 

Cent

 

 

45,63 g x 6,21 Cent/kg of tinplate 

 

 

0,3834

 

 

 

2,55 g x 1,76 Cent/kg of paper

0,0050 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of item fee:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtotal

 

0,3884

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduction quota

 

 

 

 

Subtotal net

 

0,3884

 

 

 

VAT 21 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand total gross (tariff 2010)

0,4670

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country: Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example 2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardboard box with plastic window for headset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of licence fee for 1 item

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging data per box:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight of box: 106,8 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight of plastic window: 9,28 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,5 cm x 22 cm x 7,7 cm = 2.625,7 cm³

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of weight related fee:

 

Cent

 

 

 

 

106,8 g x 1,97 Cent/kg of paper

0,2104 

 

 

 

 

 

9,28 g x 33,03 Cent/kg of plastic

0,3065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of item fee:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtotal

 

0,5169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduction quota

 

 

/

 

 

 

Subtotal net

 

 

0,5169 

 

 

 

 

 

VAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand total gross (fee 2010)

 

0,6255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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