Recycling involves processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy (source : wikipedia).
BeFre's main concern is to preserve our planet by supplying reusable, eco-friendly, long-lasting bags and packaging. That's why BeFre is constantly looking for new and even more sustainable products and fabrics. As BeFre strongly believes in the Cradle to Cradle theory, it tries to put it also in practice by using recycled fabrics such as Recycled PET (polyetylene terephtalate). Today, BeFre has been able to supply a brand new reusable bag made of 100% recycled plastic bottles ! Moreover, this same bag is also 100 % recycable at end of life and can be reused to make a new bag.
Fost Plus is a private organization which promotes, coordinates and finances the selective collection, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste in Belgium. BeFre pays a contribution to Fost Plus. Fost Plus ensures that this money is allocated efficiently to collection, sorting and recycling programmes for household packaging waste.
VAL-I-PAC is a non-profit organisation established to fulfill the obligations defined in the law and to stimulate the recycling of industrial packaging waste in Belgium. BeFre pays a contribution to VAL-I-PAC. VAL-I-PAC ensures that this money is allocated efficiently to collection, sorting and recycling programmes for industrial packaging waste.
Recycling Process of PET Bottles to be transformed in recycled PET bags
(source : revolve-phil.com)