In 2023, Stichting UPV Texiel focuses primarily on forming the collective and developing a qualitative nationwide collection and processing system. In 2024, the focus will be on implementing the systems. In outline, the setting up of the EPR Textile system looks as follows:

Construction year 2023

Before the collective notification

To develop appropriate systems and processes, we are working with producers and importers of consumer and commercial textiles. In working groups, we are discussing how to organize individual EPR obligations through the collective approach efficiently, effectively and affordably. Exploratory talks are also taking place with stakeholders. In addition, the foundation is in talks with Refashion to learn from the French textile producer system. With this input, we are developing a blueprint with a description of the collection system, associated cost structure, financial-administrative principles. We will incorporate this blueprint into the collective notification.

After the collective notification

In the second part of 2023, we will work on the development and construction of the declaration and fee system. Stichting UPV textiel will also, on behalf of member producers and importers, make agreements with collectors, municipalities, sorters, recycling stores and recyclers. This will be done through the representatives of these parties such as Vereniging Herwinning Textiel (VHT), Branchevereniging Kringloop Nederland (BKN), Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG) and NVRD (Dutch municipalities and public companies). 

In order to determine a fee structure, a cost-price study will take place by the end of 2023. This study is necessary to accurately and reliably identify the total cost of the measures required to organize the collection and processing of discarded textiles. Based on the costs for collection and processing, monitoring and organization, the budget and annual contribution of producers will be determined.