Textile EPR in the Netherlands: Understanding obligations and beyond
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On 1 July 2023, extended producer responsibility (EPR) for textiles came into force in the Netherlands. With this new framework for textile recycling, significant changes are in store for manufacturers, retailers, and importers. Companies placing finished textile goods, including clothing, within the Dutch market will now assume the role of collecting and recycling textiles through the textile EPR in the Netherlands.
As 2023 sees the introduction of textile EPR in the Netherlands, all relevant entities must be enrolled in an officially recognized Textile EPR system. This system will oversee the adherence of manufacturers, retailers, and importers to their EPR obligations.
Within this article, we delve into the obligations mandated by the Textile EPR in the Netherlands, those impacted by these regulations, and the overarching objectives driving these measures. Our comprehensive guide also outlines avenues of support and assistance for navigating this transition.
Since 1 july 2023, the epr of textiles in the Netherlands has been in effect. The scope extends to manufacturers within the Netherlands, retailers in the region, as well as foreign retailers catering to Dutch consumers. The regulations equally encompass importers introducing textiles to the Dutch market. Compliance calls for registration in an officially recognized Textile EPR system, along with the provision of essential information. Furthermore, impacted companies are tasked with providing collection containers for the deposition of used textiles by consumers.