Submitted by: Val I PAC
Implemented country: Belgium
Title: Clean site system for the construction industry
In Belgium, plastic packaging film from the construction sector represents 10% of all industrial plastic packaging. As in most European countries, most of the plastic waste is currently not recycled but incinerated in an uncontrolled manner (even burned on site), land filled or illegally dumped. The Clean Site System created collection points for plastic packaging waste from construction sites at building materials stores. Specially designed and labeled plastic bags are sold by the merchants and used on site by the builders to collect such waste. Waste collectors pick up the bags at the store sites and, after quality control, bring them to the recyclers.