The companies responsible for bringing product packaging on the market have to individually fulfil their legal obligations according to the packaging produced or they can transfer their duties to a certified organisation such as Valorlux asbl. Becoming a member at Valorlux stands for being part of the overall system of waste collection, separation as well as recycling of packaging waste in Luxembourg. Consequently, the companies can easily pass on their legal obligations at lower cost as if they had to fulfil these themselves. In 2018 Valorlux had 1,070 members. Access to the member list
All those responsible have to:
Being a member of Valorlux will assign all of these tasks to Valorlux.
The Valorlux membership contract covers all household packaging and others which are placed on the Luxembourgish market. The contract is concluded for an indefinite period. The adhesion of Valorlux is retroactively effective as of January 1, 1999, when the Grand Ducal order came into force or from the date on when the first specific packaging was put on the market. Moreover, all new members are obliged to pay an entry fee equivalent to a quarter of the amount of their first report. This is to range new member with those members of Valorlux before the Grand Ducal order out of solidarity as without their funding any initiative would have been possible in the first place. The membership of a company only becomes effective after Valorlux has received the signed membership contract as well as the first report on packaging that was put on the market. Required steps:
Every company wanting to become a member has to send their request either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or per post to Valorlux a.s.b.l. 22, rue de l’Industrie – L-8399 Windhof.
Companies who are members of Valorlux may use the logo “Green Dot” on their packaging distributed in the Grand Duchy. Any question? Contact Valorlux at +352 – 37 00 06-21 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Annual contribution encompasses total household packaging a company has placed on the Luxembourgish market. Packaging which is exported does not need to be reported to Valorlux. After the signature date on the contract, new members have 30 days to fill in their first report on their packaging. To declare their correct packaging, new members must regard the following information:
|€/kg (VAT excl.)||Code Tarif||2017||2018||2019|
|Glass (bottles and jars)||001||0.0142||0.0133||0.0127|
|Paper / cardboard||002||0.0288||0.0275||0.0366|
|HDPE bottles and containers||007||0.3703||0.3783||0.3609|
|Other recoverable products||009||0.4296||0.4388||0.5816|
|Other non recoverable products||010||0.4725||0.4827||0.5816|
|Paper / cardboard (commercial materials)||102||0.0145||0.0145||0.0145|
|Wood (commercial materials)||106||0.0145||0.0145||0,0145|
|Other materials (commercial materials)||109||0.0395||0.0395||0.0395|
The green dot fee is in Euro per kg of the different packaging materials (zero-rated for VAT). The membership fee contains among other things the economic cost for collecting, sorting and valorising packaging waste. The charges are reviewed on an annual basis to keep up with the development on the market and the costs for waste collection and separation.
To meet its cash requirement, Valorlux works on the basis of advance payment that can be adjusted according to the actual payable fees.
The minimum fee amounts to 30 €. Any question? Contact Valorlux at +352 – 37 00 06-30 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.