Belgium and more specifically Flanders has a long tradition of separate collection and recycling of municipal solid waste (MSW). Along with Germany and Austria, its MSW recycling rates are of the highest of all EU member states. According to data reported by FostPlus, the overall Belgian recycling rate of household metal packaging is almost 100%. Four students in Chemical Engineering Technology of KU Leuven Campus Group T have now established that the real recycling rate of metal packaging in Flanders is, however, only about 65%.  (Leuven, 13/07/2018)