Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency
  • Interregional Packaging Commission (IVCIE)
  • Fost Plus (EPR organisation for packaging in Belgium) and its members

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Population: 6,444,000 inhabitants (2015)

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Plastic Metal and Drink packaging PMD collection in Flanders

Action leader(s)

Flemish government


PMD stands for Plastic bottles and flasks, Metal packaging and Drink cartons. These waste streams are collected together in a transparent blue bag. The bags are collected door to door on a two weekly basis, as well as on the civic amenity sites. Afterwards the bags are sorted out in a number of different waste streams and sent to recycling facilities.