Article 15.

The Government of Flanders shall lay down more specific rules regarding the granting of subsidies to:

1

natural or legal persons who take measures and initiatives in accordance with the objectives mentioned in Article 4, among other things to stimulate:

a)

the prevention of waste, the reuse and the more efficient use of materials which is less taxing on the environment via adapted production and consumption patterns;

b)

the cooperation between different actors within one or more material cycles with a view to reducing the environmental impacts of those material cycles;

c)

the separate collection of waste, recycling and the use of materials in closed material cycles;

d)

the market for products and raw materials obtained from waste;

e)

an optimisation of the management of material cycles and waste;

f)

research and development towards achieving cleaner and less wasteful technologies, products and services, as well as the dissemination and use of the results of research and development in this area;

2

local authorities with a view to tasks in implementation of the applicable implementation plans, as mentioned in Article 18;

3

the natural or legal persons mentioned in Article 9, paragraph 2 who operate a reuse centre, for its operation, investments or personnel;

4

the municipalities and associations of municipalities mentioned in subparagraph 1 of Article 27, for the costs of selective pick-up or collection.

The subsidies shall always be granted within the bounds of the credits included in the budget.