Mission Valorlux

Sort your household packaging waste and contribute to the preservation of the environment.

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Valorlux' Mission

Valorlux is a non-profit organization (a.s.b.l.), which has the objective of promoting and coordinating selected waste collection for household waste packaging and such in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Valorlux ensures compliance with the legal obligations relative to waste recycling and recovery of packaging waste of its member companies, called “responsible for packaging”. 


Valorlux was founded in 1995, is authorized by the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and exceeds 1000 member companies at present.


Packaging Waste Collection

To achieve the recovery and recycling quotas imposed by law, Valorlux supports and organises several collection systems: 


  • Door-to-door collection using the blue bag 
  • The RE-Box
  • Financial support for organisations providing their own selective sorting and collection system
  • Centralized management through resource centres 

The principle of co-responsibility

From the producer to the consumer, each operator involved in the life cycle of a package has the responsibility for his recycling. 


  • Industry : as the “Responsible for packaging”, producers, importers or marketers must ensure compliance with the legal obligations in force relative to waste recycling and recovery of packaging waste put on the market, as well as the obligation on Information requirements and the support of consumers’ awareness. Upon acceding to an eco-organization like Valorlux, the responsible of packaging provides a financial contribution to a shared-cost system, which organizes and ensures a part of the fulfillment of the legal requirements.
  • Consumers : Through good practices of waste sorting, the consumer also enhances the quality of recycling, once the waste is collected. The consumer is a major key holder in the recycling process.
  • Public authorities : In Luxemburg, the environmental administration ensures the monitoring and comply with laws relative to packaging waste. Municipalities co-operate in the realization of waste sorting systems and selective waste collection in their territory. 
  • Recycling facilities : they ensure the take-back and recycling of collected packaging waste, as a function of their precise remit, which is imposed on them.