7 commitments for less litter

You already know that we want to tackle litter, in shops, in parking areas, on the street. That’s why we drew up an action plan: ‘Together for less litter’. This explains how we’re committed to less litter in 7 ways.

1. Investing in litter infrastructure in our parking areas

For two years, we tested litter bins in the parking areas of our central buildings in Halle, and at a number of Colruyt shops. Which types of bin work and which don’t, and where’s the best spot for them? That’s what we’re looking for an answer to.

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2. Annual clean-up activity

Since 2015, our employees have organised a clean-up campaign each year. They commit themselves to cleaning up our immediate neighbourhood.

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3. Setting up activities with the retail sector

During the national Retail Clean Up Days, between November 21st and 27th 2016, we cleaned up the areas around over 400 shops. Some 1,250 employees, customers, schools, associations, etc., collected 1,500 bags of litter.

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4. Setting up actions for the general public

With the Recycle, we tidy up litter in a fun way. Cycling and sorting simultaneously! You can also borrow Recycles for your event

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5. Employees as ambassadors for a cleaner neighbourhood

If we want our initiatives to work, they must come naturally to our employees. That’s why we call on their enthusiasm and get them willingly involved in our activities.

6. Sharing tips with the sector and other stakeholders

We have a lot of large and small projects about waste disposal and litter. Have we seen something that really works? Then we’ll share our top tips with the retail sector and organisations involved such as Mooimakers, BeWaPP, Coca-Cola and Spadel.

7. Supporting government action plans

Through the trade federation Comeos, the waste management company Fost Plus and the Belgian food federation Fevia, we support the government’s action plans for litter


With this initiative, we contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption & production