As a producer or importer, you are responsible for the collection, recycling and reuse of the textiles you put on the Dutch market. From 2025, the government imposes objectives for collection, recycling and reuse. This is an individual legal obligation that we as a sector organize effectively together. To this end, producer organization Stichting UPV Textiel is developing a collective approach with the help of companies, which have signed up as participants. We are building a realistic and cost-efficient system and testing it with EPR-registered companies. The market will thus help determine what works for the sector, is effective and affordable.
Stichting UPV Textiel is a formally recognized producer organization. Meanwhile, many producers and importers have joined Stichting UPV Textiel. The list of participants shows an overview of our participants.
Statement and fee
As a participant, you make an annual declaration of the weight of textiles you place on the Dutch market and pay an annual textile management fee. With this, you contribute to the implementation of the textile management structure needed to achieve the objectives, the promotion of necessary innovation/transition to circular and cooperation for sustainability in the supply chain & processing chain.
In February 2024, the declaration and fee system will be ready and you will receive an invitation from us to make the 2024 statement. Before 1 April, you will submit a statement of the weight of textiles you expect to place on the market in 2024. You will also pay a provisional 2024 fee In 2025, you declare the realized 2024 sales. The difference in fee will then be settled. You only pay for textiles actually placed on the Dutch market.
Textile Management Fee
You pay the producer organization a fee for increased and improved separate collection and achievement of reuse/recycling targets, promotion of necessary innovation/transition to circular, cooperation for sustainability in the supply chain & processing chain. The board of Stichting UPV Textiel, consisting mainly of producer executives, annually sets the budget and the provisional and final rate of the textile management fee. The amount of the fee is largely determined by costs required for implementation of collection and processing and market coverage of the producer organization.
No fee 2023: preparation costs
In 2022 and 2023, the foundation faces preparation costs for starting up the organization, developing processes and systems and making the collective notification to the Ministry of IenW. You will not pay a direct fee for this. The foundation works on a pre-financing basis. The preparation costs of € 0.01 per kilogram of the weight of textiles you put on the market in 2023 are included in the fee 2024.
Fee 2024: start-up costs
In April 2024, you will pay a provisional fee 2024 for the start-up costs to make the systems operational. This provisional 2024 fee is set by the board at € 0.10 per kilogram of the weight of textiles you place on the market in 2024. This fee will be repaid to you from 2025 onwards in no more than five years. By doing so, we ensure that players who join later contribute to the start-up costs.
Fee 2025: implementation costs
The 2025 fee is largely determined by costs required for implementation of collection and processing and market coverage of the producer organization. To achieve the objectives from 2025 onwards, scaling up and improving collection and processing of textiles is needed. For this, agreements must be made in 2024 and the total costs of these measures must be accurately identified. Based on the expected market coverage of the foundation, experience with other EPR systems and cost research, the board is already giving an indication of the 2025 fee of € 0.20 per kilogram.
Indication budget distribution 2025
The level of fee 2025 will be determined by:
- Implementation costs (from 2025) needed to achieve the objectives - 60%
- Organization and system costs - 12%
- Initial investment to build up resilience - 4%
and fund innovations - 22%
- Interest costs, result and other - 2%