9. Setting binding targets to diminish waste and increase re-use as leverage to accelerate changes towards circular economy

In this workshop, we will look into the usefulness of binding targets in order to concretely implement waste policies in relation to material waste and food waste. We are convinced that making binding targets like ‘7kg reused material per inhabitant’ and ‘diminishing the food waste by 30% by 2025’ is a valuable way to achieve the objectives of waste policies. In this workshop we will illustrate this statement on the basis of 3 different cases. Kringwinkels: specific reuse target for the Kringwinkel reuse organisations set by Flemish government and Kringwinkels. Foodsavers: contributing to the target to diminish food waste by 15% in 2020 set by committed foodpartners under coordination of the Flemish governement. Energysavers: working on a target set by Flemish government to reduce household waste. Importance of the social dimension in the defined target, specifically for reaching vulnerable households (case: consumer and waste scan). At the same time these case studies are feed for discussion and debate with the audience.


Date and time

Monday 25 February 2019, 16:00 - 17:30


Flanders Meeting & Convention Center

Room: Nightingale

Hosted by:



  • Mr. Michal Len