Existing clients

What Valipac does for you

Like over 7,200 other Belgian businesses, you place your trust in Valipac. But what exactly are we doing for you?

Your challenge: to comply with your legal obligations as a producer

Your business became a Valipac client because it is subject to Extended Producer Responsibility. This responsibility falls upon every business that generates packaging waste within Belgium, either by bringing it onto the market or by importing packaged goods.

Emballages industriels

This is your case if:

  • you are producing and packaging goods to be marketed in Belgium,
  • you import packaged goods in order to market them in Belgium,
  • you import goods that you unpack within your business.

The Extended Producer Responsibility requires you to provide proof every year that 80% of this packaging is recycled. On your own, this is often an impossible task, especially in the first two of the above-mentioned cases.

Our contribution: we relieve you of this responsibility

Thanks to its unique position in the market, Valipac collects data on the quantities of packaging brought into the market by its clients and as well as on the tonnages that are collected and recycled by the affiliated waste collectors.

We compile and process this data and send to the Belgian authorities annual reports which demonstrate that the Valipac’s clients collectively comply with their legal obligations with regard to industrial packaging.


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What does Valipac

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Valipac offers a collective response to Extended Producer Responsibility as follows:

  • we compile the statistics on the quantities of industrial packaging waste brought to the market by our clients
  • we collect the figures sent in by waste collection services on the quantities of packaging waste collected and recycled by them
  • we compile these figures in order to calculate the overall recycling rate for all our clients together
  • we report the aggregated data to the Interregional Packaging Commission (IVCIE).

Your declaration in a nutshell

All you have to do is fill in your annual declaration form

To delegate your obligations to Valipac, all you have to do is send us a declaration once a year of the packaging for which you are responsible. This declaration needs to be with us by 28 February every year, using one of the following channels:

myDeclaration

myDeclaration is the platform where you can make your declaration directly online.

  • Already registered? Then log on to your client account using the username/password that you chose when you registered.
  • Not yet registered? Call us on +32 (0)2 456 83 10 or email us at administration@valipac.be to activate your access and choose your password.

For further information, please feel free to consult our Declaration Guide to find practical answers to help you fill in your declaration.

ePack

This app is reserved for businesses that are clients of both Fost Plus (household packaging) and Valipac (industrial packaging).

If you choose this declaration system, note that the only possible way to make detailed declarations is via product sheets, even for your industrial packaging.

  • Already registered? Log on to your client account with the username/password you chose while registering or with your ID card.
  • Not yet registered? Call us on +32 (0)2 456 83 10 or email us at administration@valipac.be to activate your access and choose your password.

Paper-based declaration

If you prefer the traditional method of filling in a form, note that the declaration forms are sent to our clients at the beginning of January. You can also download them from our website or get them by sending an email to administration@valipac.be

Download the declaration forms as follows:

Single-use packaging

Single-use packaging for Type A producer

Single-use packaging for Type B producer

Single-use packaging for Type C producer

 

Reusable packaging

Reusable packaging for Type A producer

Reusable packaging for Type B producer

Reusable packaging for Type C producer

 

Feel free to consult our Declaration Guide for answers to any questions you have on filling in your declaration.

Group declaration

Companies that legally belong to the same group can submit one single declaration. This must be reported to Valipac on the “Group Declaration” form. The main member who makes the declaration annually reports the names and the company numbers of all its group members, as well as the percentage of packaging responsibility that all these companies represent in the declaration.

Group declaration

The simplified declaration

Companies from whose annual declaration does not exceed over 10 tonnes of single-use industrial packaging have the possibility to introduce a simplified declaration.

The first declaration determines whether you are eligible for this administrative simplification. You prepare a detailed declaration for your first membership year. This declaration will be used as a basis for calculating the returns for the next 4 years. During this period, you only need to report your turnover annually via the form “Simplified declaration based on turnover”. You will send this document each year before February 28.

Your declaration and your contribution will be calculated by Valiapc according to the evolution of your turnover. In year 5, you will make a new detailed declaration again.

Simplified declaration

Your invoice: how much do our services cost?

The amount that is invoiced to you by Valipac depends on the tonnage and/or type of packaging for which you are responsible. Our business model guarantees unchanged fees that are unaffected by fluctuations in materials markets.

Fees applicable for the reference year 2018

The minimum amount of the financing contribution is set at €50.

Recyclable (€/tonne) Non recyclable (€/tonne)
Cardboard 14,50 53
Wood 14,50 53
Metal 14,50 53
Glass 14,50 53
Textiles 14,50 53
Plastic 39,50 53
Building sector plastic* 49,50 53
Other materials 14,50 53
Reusable packaging 0 /

* This specific tariff is used to finance Clean Site System, a selective collection system for plastic films on construction sites. To find out more about this subject, visit our website www.cleansitesystem.be

Packaging material 2017 tariff per tonne Tonnes Cost €
Recyclable cardboard € 14,50
Recyclable metal € 14,50
Recyclable wood € 14,50
Recyclable glass € 14,50
Recyclable natural fibres € 14,50
Recyclable plastic € 39,50
Recyclable plastic from the construction industry € 49,50
Other recyclable materials € 14,50
Non-recyclable materials
(including non-recyclable plastic)
€ 53,00
Total (yearly) :  

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Frequently asked questions

Industrial packaging legislation is one of our specialist fields. We are in daily contact with businesses that have specific questions regarding their situation.

Some questions come up again and again. We have listed them below in an FAQ section to simplify matters for you.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Valipac training sessions

At the beginning of each year we organise a meeting with you to help you fill in your declaration.

Many businesses have to send in declarations for their industrial packaging and their household packaging at the same time. That is why Fost Plus has joined forces with us to offer you some joint training courses. You will therefore have, in the space of one afternoon, a complete picture of everything you need to know on this topic.

Programme

  • First part: up-to-the-minute information on relevant legislation and the main principles of the declaration;
  • Second part: two specific sessions on available tools and calculation methods – one for household packaging and one for industrial packaging.

Venue

We are happy to welcome you to a number of different venues scattered across Belgium: you will surely find one not far from your location.

All courses start with a welcome sandwich at 12.30. The sessions start at 13.00 sharp. Attendance is free, but it is essential to register in advance.

If you have specific questions, feel free to contact us at infosessions@valipac.be

Places and dates of the training sessions


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Contact our advisers

Do you need help or advice? Our advisers are available Monday to Friday on +32 (0)2 456 83 10.

You can also send your question to us by filling in the contact form.

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Documentation centre

Our Declaration Guide is available for you to download from our documentation centre. It contains all the detailed information you need to fill in your declaration.

See the declaration guide