Recycling and disposal of electronic waste in the Netherlands
Recycle Disposing By Two organizations
The disposal of waste electronic products in the Netherlands is handled by two organizations: Information Communication Technology Environment (ICT) and Netherland Verwijdering of Metal Products (NVMP).
The operating mode of the ICT Foundation is similar to that of the German EAR Foundation, and manufacturers and importers are also responsible for the environmental impact and disposal of products.
Designated by the ICT
The difference between the two is that the dismantling company is designated by the ICT based on the type of waste electronic products, not the manufacturer. The dismantling company will report the dismantling amount to ICT after processing, and ICT will pay the dismantling company after weighted accounting based on the sales and processing data of the manufacturer.
The funds collected by the NVMP Foundation are shared by manufacturers, importers and consumers. The recycling method for electronic waste (mainly TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners and other products) is a "pay-as-you-go model", which means that consumers pay a certain amount of money when purchasing products and use them as a disposal fund for waste products.
The manufacturer transfers this fee to the NVMP Foundation, and the foundation allocates the cost to the manufacturer according to the processing volume feedback from the seller and the processing enterprise.