Fost Plus, the organisation behind the sorting shop, bears the cost. Fost Plus is responsible for promoting, coordinating and funding the selective collecting, sorting and recycling of domestic packaging waste in Belgium.
The communication materials on this website were specifically designed for companies and organisations. You can and may of course use this material at home too.
You can use the e-learning module for this.
The sorting shop is an initiative of Fost Plus. The intention is to assist companies and organisations in the introduction or optimisation of the selective collection of PMD. That is why the sorting shop provides free communication and instruction materials to them.
Fost Plus is responsible for promoting, coordinating and funding the selective collecting, sorting and recycling of domestic packaging waste in Belgium.
You can find more information at www.fostplus.be.
This can be done using the contact form.
Please report this to the site administrator using this contact form.
Fost Plus cares about your privacy and always acts in accordance with the provisions of the Belgian Privacy Act (Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data).
Read this Privacy Statement to find out more about how personal data is collected and processed on this website (“Website”). By using this Website, you explicitly agree with how Fost Plus collects and processes personal data, as described below.
The data communicated by you via the Website is only used to allow you to register and to optimise the operation of the Website. The information is not used for any other purpose.
By communicating this personal data, you explicitly agree that Fost Plus can save and process this data for the purposes mentioned above.
Under no circumstances will your e-mail address or user name be communicated to third parties who are not part of Fost Plus. By contrast, we are entitled at all times to communicate any personal data we have received to third parties if obliged to do so by the competent authorities or when this is crucial for protecting our legitimate interests.
In addition to this, we collect certain personal data which is sent by your browser to each website that you visit. This data includes your IP address, browser type and the time you accessed the Website. This information is collected for statistical purposes and for the improvement of this Website only.
To place another order, log into the webshop and place a new order. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your order has been processed.
No, you can’t.
A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided once your order is registered.
When you place an order for several departments in your company or organisation and these departments are in different locations, you can mention this in the comments field.
Fost Plus, however, will always deliver everything to one location. You yourself are responsible for distributing the materials to the different departments.
Once you have placed an order and have logged in to our webshop, you can see an overview of your orders under the “My orders” link, at the bottom of the page.
No, you can’t. You will, however, receive a confirmation e-mail once your order has been registered and once your order has been dispatched. Please contact us by mail if you want to check the status of your order after this time.
Please contact Fost Plus at the contact page of this webshop, if you want to cancel an order.
Your orders are processed within a week, and shipped four weeks after you placed it. In case of temporary stock shortage delivery may take a bit longer.
No, you can’t. The goods will be delivered to you within six weeks after your order. You cannot extend the delivery period.
The price depends on the manufacturer, the type and the size. We recommend contacting a supplier for further information.
You will find a list of various suppliers here.
The acronym “PMD” stands for Plastic bottles, Metal packaging and Drink cartons. Click here for the PMD sorting rules.
If you have a contract with a waste collector for the collection of your PMD, then they will provide you with the right bags. The words “Entreprises - Bedrijven / PMC - PMD” (Companies - PMD) are printed on these bags. If you rely on the municipal waste collection services, you must use the municipal PMD bags.
No maximum quantity applies if you have a contract with a waste collector for the collection of your PMD. If you use the municipal collection services, you may put out a maximum of four 60-litre PMD bags per collection.
Companies have three options. First, you can add a service to your existing contract with a waste collector, so that they will also collect your PMD from that point on. The second option consists of concluding a new contract. Here is a list of certified PMD collectors. These collectors have signed a contract with Fost Plus. As a result, they receive compensation for the financing of the collection and processing costs.
This will make it more affordable for your company to sort PMD. In the third scenario, you use the municipal PMD collection service. In that case, you may not put out more than four 60-litre PMD bags. Usually, either an intermunicipal company or a private operator collects PMD every two weeks in your municipality.
You may, on condition that you do not put out more than four 60-litre PMD bags on average.
The compulsory collection of PMD applies to every company, regardless of the quantity of waste. To date, Wallonia still has a minimum threshold of 60 litres of PMD per week.
The municipal collection of PMD is only organised in residential areas. Contact your municipality or intermunicipal company for further information.
If you have signed a contract with a waste collector, the cost depends on the service and the rate conditions set out in your contract. If you use the municipal collection services, the cost for the collection of your PMD is included in the price of the PMD bags. A bag costs no more than 25 cents.
Yes, you can, if your waste collector agrees to this.
You should proceed in the same way as you do for the collection of other waste. Discuss how to proceed with the other companies in the building and with the waste collector.
Your company is responsible for the quality of the PMD that is sorted. If you dispose of PMD that does not comply with the sorting rules, then your bag will be rejected by the collector. It does not matter whether you have a contract with a waste collector or if your PMD is picked up during the municipal waste collection.
The PMD will be divided into various segments (PET, HDPE, steel, aluminium and drink cartons) in a sorting centre. The processing companies will then recycle these waste segments. More information can be found at www.fostplus.be.
Collecting PMD in companies has been a legal requirement in Flanders since 1 July 2013. The Brussels-Capital Region followed suit on 2 February 2014. This requirement will come into effect in Wallonia on 1 January 2016. The intention is to sort and recycle even more packaging waste as a result of these obligations.
Please refer to the VLAREMA for Flanders. You can find further information about the obligation for Wallonia in the Belgian Official Journal of 16 March 2015. Visit www.arp-gan.be for the Brussels-Capital Region.