Compliance requirements in Belgium

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

The registration process for B2B producers was published in December 2005

Registration agency

The Regions have coordinated their regulations so that they can be implemented through a single nationwide system. Producers must register with OVAM in Flanders, DGRNE (OWD) in Wallonia and IBGE in Brussels Capital.

Brussels Capital Regulations in Dutch Ammendment in Dutch

Flanders Region Regulations in Dutch

Wallonia Region Regulations in Dutch Wallonia Region Regulations in French

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

To be confirmed

Registration Agency
Not yet confirmed although likely to be OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders region).

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable batteries

Individual compliance is permitted but financially unattractive. Only one battery producer has informed OVAM that it will set up its own take-back system. Individual compliance requires a waste management plan to be submitted to OVAM.

Producers of industrial batteries

Individual compliance is permitted and requires a waste management plan to be submitted to OVAM. The producer may also join collective scheme.

Flanders Region Battery Regulations in French

Wallonia Region Battery Regulations in French

Packaging requirements

The Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Environment is the Central Ministry for environmental legislation in Belgium.

Obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled to one of the three regional authorities:

  • Brussels - Brussels' Institute for Environmental Management (I.B.G.E.)
  • Flanders - Flemish Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment
  • Wallonia - Walloon Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment
Thresholds

The revised co-operation agreement (1 January 2009) exempts producers who place less than 300kg of packaging on the market each year from take-back obligations.

Packaging Regulations in French

Meeting the requirements

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