Compliance requirements in the Netherlands

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

14 November 2005

Registration agency

Agentschap

Regulations in Dutch

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

26 December 2008

Registration Agency

Agentschap

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable and industrial batteries

Producers can join a collective scheme and transfer legal responsibility to the scheme. Individual compliance for portable batteries is also permitted but requires a waste plan to be submitted for approval by Agentschap for individual systems.

Producers of industrial batteries

Producers can join a collective scheme and transfer legal responsibility to the scheme. Individual compliance is also permitted but requires a waste plan to be submitted for approval by Agentschap for individual systems.

Battery Regulations in Dutch

Packaging requirements

Producers and importers must notify the Ministry of the Environment every five years of:

  1. how packaging will be taken back;
  2. packaging prevention measures taken;
  3. co-operation efforts with other producers and importers; and
  4. take back, recovery and recycling financing.

Producers and importers must also report every three years to the Ministry of the Environment on the preceding three years take back results, including measures taken to allow take back, recovery and recycling targets to be achieved, quantities of packaging placed on the market, packaging waste generated and any shortcomings in the packaging chain.

Producers and importers may meet their recovery and recycling obligations

  1. individually;
  2. by becoming signatories of the Packaging Covenant; or
  3. by participating in a collective recovery scheme.

Producers and importers that become signatories to the Packaging Covenant are released from their obligations regarding take back, recovery and recycling targets and reporting. The implementation of the Covenant is controlled by the SVM-PACT organization (which has now been replaced by Nedvang)

Thresholds

The 2010 amendment to the Decree exempts producers or importers who place less than 50 tonnes of packaging on the market from the obligation to submit data. Producers below the 50 tonne de minimis level remain subject to other obligations in the Decree, including meeting the recovery and recycling targets.

Packaging Regulations in English

Packaging Regulations in Dutch

Meeting the requirements

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