In 2020, Fost Plus recycled just under 95% of the household packaging placed on the Belgian market. This increases our recycling rates for the fifth year in a row.
tonnes of packaging placed on the market
Total recycling rate
In 2020, our members hit the market with 805,042 tonnes of packaging. With 764,122 tonnes recycled, this represents a recycling percentage of 94.9%.
Recycled quantities of packaging per inhabitant per year
In 2020, for paper-cardboard and glass, we recycled the quasi totality of the packaging put on the market by our members.
Where are our collected materials recycled?
The operating budget of Fost Plus in 2020 was €209,996,568. This mainly covers the costs of selective collection, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste.
Excellent results at low cost
The Fost Plus system combines high efficiency with excellent results. In Belgium, selective collecting, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste costs about €15 per person. This makes us one of the cheapest in Europe, while we are ranked among the leaders with a recycling percentage of almost 95%.
Targets to plastic recycling
2020 target achieved
Strong increase of plastic packaging recycling - Belgian companies live up to their commitment
The Belgian business community has ambitious targets for the recycling of plastic packaging. In 2020, we achieved a recycling rate of 51.1%, exceeding the Belgian and European recycling targets.