Tools & Services

Catalogue of best practices

You will find lots of examples of ways of optimising packaging, together with best practices, on our publications web-page. You will also be sent these on subscribing to our newsletter. You can also request a paper version of the catalogue by sending an e-mail to prevention@fostplus.be

Confidential advice, tailored to your situation, on the recyclability of packaging

Fost Plus answers all your questions on the recyclability of household packaging. Whether you are a designer, purchaser or in charge of marketing, we provide free confidential advice, tailored to your specific situation. To contact us, just send an e-mail to prevention@fostplus.be

CO2 certificates

A CO2 certificate can be sent to Fost Plus members. All you have to do is to send your request to business.administration@fostplus.be. The certificate lists the amount of CO2 emissions saved by recycling their packaging. 

Ecodesign tool

An online tool enables you to conduct a simple life cycle analysis (LCA) on various packaging solutions. You will be shown the environmental impact of these solutions in terms of water and energy consumption, CO2 emissions, along with ways of reducing these impacts. The tool also allows you to simulate the benefits of prevention measures.

An expert version is also available from this website. This allows you to enter data more specific to your situation. Fost Plus members benefit from preferential rates.

For more details, go to www.pack4ecodesign.org.

Film on packaging

friendly and informative film all about packaging and what it is for. For a copy of the DVD, please send an e-mail to prevention@fostplus.be

Greener Packaging Award

The Greener Packaging Award, awarded by a panel of experts, highlights household packaging solutions which reduce the environmental footprint of the packaged article. For more details, go to www.greenerpackaging.be

Newsletter on packaging prevention

Three times a year, Fost Plus publishes “Preventpack” , a newsletter dedicated to packaging prevention. Along with presenting a host of ideas, this magazine offers your company the opportunity of showcasing one of its success stories - a good way of exploiting the effort put in by your company. Subscription to Preventpack (available either online or on paper) is free of charge and you can also download back numbers.

On-site packaging check-up

You require a check-up and specific advice on ways of preventing packaging? We will send you one of our experts. His task? To conduct with you a rapid check of your packaging. The results will then be used for improving your packaging and their eco-design. For more details, contact us at prevention@fostplus.be.

Packaging exhibition

An exhibition tailored to all audiences, Packstory shows how packaging has developed over the years, its functions and its role in society. Highly visual, interactive, fun yet informative, the exhibition is regularly on the road and sometimes made available to local authorities or companies. You can also pay it a virtual visit on www.packstory.org

Publications

A large number of fact sheets and brochures on packaging trends and the prevention and optimisation of packaging are available on the publication page.

Tool for testing the recyclability of your packaging

You're not sure whether your packaging can be recycled? Then take a look at www.pack4recycling.be. With just a few clicks, you can find out about what happens to your packaging in terms of recycling. You will also find there lots of information on recyclability criteria and advice on optimising the recyclability of your packaging.

Workshops and visits

We can contribute to/take part in eco-design and recyclability workshops at your company. We also organise visits to waste sorting centres. For more information, send an e-mail to prevention@fostplus.be.