Gaining a better understanding of the legislation

In Belgium, environmental matters fall under the jurisdiction of the regions, and not of the federal government.

Below you will find an overview of the relevant legislation regarding commercial and industrial (packaging) waste.

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Let’s now move on to the European level.

For packaging, the 3 regions of Belgium concluded a Cooperation Agreement that is maintained by the Interregional Packaging Commission. This Cooperation Agreement is the Belgian response to the European Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

But what exactly does this European directive say? And which other European directives have influenced this Cooperation Agreement in the last 25 years?

Click on the items for an overview of the legislation concerned.