Organisation

Afvalfonds Verpakkingen is the main responsible, yet no the only organization within the packaging EPR system in the Netherlands. It is owned by the majority of Dutch producers and importers of packed products.

Afvalfonds Verpakkingen has the obligation to yearly report to the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment about packaging on the market, recycling and the achieved recycling rates. In order to be able to do this, Afvalfonds Verpakkingen receives reports from producers and importers of packed products and organizes several complementary studies to calculate the weight of packaging that is put on the Dutch market.

Information about collection and recycling is obtained from Nedvang (Nederland van Afval naar Grondstof). Nedvang is the organization with expertise on the field of packaging waste management, and has contacts with both municipalities and waste management companies. The reason for this is that the responsibility for waste collection and recycling in the Netherlands lies with the municipalities (for household and public waste) and individual companies that dispose of waste (commercial/industrial waste). Nedvang is also owned by the majority of Dutch producers and importers of packed products.

Both Afvalfonds Verpakkingen and Nedvang work along the packaging monitoring document that was published by the ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. This means amongst others that they have analysis and correction programs in place in order to demonstrate the quality of the reported results. These results are checked yearly by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate.