At the request of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Packaging Waste Fund is conducting research into business packaging waste.

Since January 1, 2023, the legal producer responsibility for packaging waste has been extended to commercial waste streams. The aim of the extension is to remove financial barriers to the collection of packaging waste for businesses and organizations, thereby promoting recycling. The Packaging Waste Fund implements the legal producer responsibility for commercial waste streams through “Afval Goed Geregeld” (www.afvalgoedgeregeld.nl), where businesses and organizations can register for free collection of consumer packaging. The scope of the free collection via “Afval Goed Geregeld” includes plastic packaging and beverage cartons (PD) and glass packaging generated by organizations such as schools, shops, offices, and associations. Other types of commercial packaging waste that are already successfully collected and recycled by companies on their own initiative, for example, because they involve streams with positive value, fall outside the scope of the free collection system.

 At the request of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, a study is being conducted on packaging waste streams for which there may be no appropriate collection system, for example, because there is a chain deficit or other reasons why the packaging waste is not being recycled. Existing research and data are used for this study. In addition, interviews are conducted with stakeholders in the packaging and waste industry. They will soon be approached for an interview to gather input for the study.

The Packaging Waste Fund has awarded the research contract to PwC. The research is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

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https://www.afvalfondsverpakkingen.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws-onderzoek-bedrijfsverpakkingsafval