NL: Packaging Waste Contribution also for foreign web shops

27 February 2018

Companies that put packaged products on the market are legally required to take care of the collection and recycling of the packaging: this is called extended producer responsibility. In real terms, this is done by paying Packaging Waste Management Contribution to the Netherlands Packaging Waste Fund. Since 1 January 2018 web shops based in countries outside the Netherlands are also required to pay the Packaging Waste Management Contribution if they supply their products to consumers in the Netherlands.
Companies (including web shops) should pay the contribution if they put more than 50,000 kilograms of packaging per year on the Dutch market (News Item, 2 February 2018).
Click here for the news item (in Dutch).
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With NVC MERGE (Members-only Environmental Regulations Guide) you can keep up-to-date with the environmental requirements for your packaging. MERGE is exclusively for NVC members and there are no costs involved.
Click here for more information about the NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue. You are welcome to join us for the next project meeting on 4 April 2018.

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