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How we can help Textiles’ Producers in the Netherlands

Watch out: obligation started July 1st and the registration should be concluded by August 12th, 2023

From July 1st, 2023, the responsibility for managing the waste phase of clothing and household textiles falls upon importers or producers.

This entails producers contribution to an appropriate separate collection system (Producer Responsibility Organisation = PRO) and the achievement of targets for reusing and recycling textiles of high quality.

ERP Netherlands can be the solution for all the responsibilities that Producers need to be compliant, like shown below.

ERP Netherlands Services


Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO)

Producers or importers within the definition of the EPR Textile Decree are obliged to ensure that consumers can drop off their textile products at a collection point free of charge at anytime and anywhere in the Netherlands.

Authorized Representative (AR)

It’s mandatory for foreign online retailers, who are not based in the Netherlands, to announce an Authorized Representative from the Netherlands who registers the corresponding products and quantities on their behalf.


Furthermore, you have to prove what happens to the textile waste or that it is properly collected and recycled.

In addition, you have to report annually on the amount (weight) of textiles that are imported into the Dutch market and whether and how the collection, recycling and reuse targets have been met.


At this point, we are the only solution provider on the market, who does not charge any direct or indirect set-up fees in 2023.

Why? Because in this preliminary stage we just need you to get registered. Currently, none of the PRO´s in the market have published their fees. Our initial agreement is flexible and offers you the option to make changes to the organization if needed.

In 2024, when joining our compliance scheme, we’ll charge for reporting services only according to our agreement. 2025 will mark the first year of textile EPR compliance fees.


What is the definition of “Textiles”?

The new regulation for Textile-EPR applies to all companies that professionally offer clothing on the Dutch market.

This means all manufacturers and importers of consumer clothing, workwear and corporate clothing as well as table, bed, table and household linen.

Furthermore, it does not matter whether the textiles are offered to a company (B2B) or to end consumers (B2C, D2C). This also applies to textiles which are made from partially recycled material.

Excluded from the regulation are:

  • Dutch second-hand shops, because these clothes already exist on the market
  • Companies that supply basic materials for production

In a nutshell – the Textile EPR applies to all companies that sell clothing and household textiles on the Dutch market, whether to private or commercial end consumers.

For more information, please contact us here.