Article 9.

1.

The Government of Flanders shall take the necessary appropriate measures to ensure that:

1

the reuse of objects and components of objects and activities preparing reuse are encouraged;

2

waste in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 3 or Article 8 undergoes an operation of reuse, recycling or another form of recovery;

3

high-quality recycling is stimulated.

With a view to compliance with the provisions in subparagraph 1, and in accordance with the objectives mentioned in Article 4, the Government of Flanders shall take the necessary measures in order for waste to be collected separately and not to be mixed with waste or materials which do not have the same characteristics, if this is technically, environmentally and economically feasible.

The Government of Flanders may:

1

make the separate presentation and collection of certain wastes mandatory and lay down rules for the mode of collection;

2

define objectives for separate collection and reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery;

3

impose or prohibit waste processing operations for certain wastes.

2.

Natural or legal persons operating a reuse centre where objects that come into consideration for reuse are collected for selection with in mind their reuse, or are stored, sorted, cleaned or repaired and sold, must be recognised by the Government of Flanders. The Government of Flanders shall lay down the more specific rules regarding this recognition.