The prevention of packaging waste is the first antidote to the continuing growth of household waste. Its effectiveness depends on the design of the packaging (weight, volume, material, recyclability, etc.) and the public spirit of the consumer in his purchases.

In Luxembourg, since 2004, the Eco bag project led by Valorlux, in collaboration with the clc and the Environmental Administration and leading retailers, has made it possible to limit the use of single-use bags by promoting the use of reusable bags to preserve our natural resources.




From producer to consumer, everyone plays a role in the life cycle of packaging. In general, we must ensure that we:


  • Avoid unnecessary packaging
  • Limit the proliferation of new packaging to the necessary minimum
  • Encourage the use of packaging that is easy to collect, sort and recycle
  • Encourage the use of refillable packaging which is more environmentally friendly
  • Reduce the amount of materials and substances used in packaging by reducing their weight
  • Prioritise reusable packaging
  • Encourage citizens to sort their packaging waste so that they can be recycled properly