Stichting UPV Textiel will focus on the development and implementation of the EPR basic requirements until 2025 to meet the legally imposed objectives of the EPR for Textiles Decree. In outline, the setting up of the Textile Management Structure is as follows:

Developing and building together

To set up at a realistic and cost-effective system, dozens of participants in expert groups are actively involved in developing the principles of the textile management structure needed to achieve the objectives. In this way, the market helps determine what works for the sector, is effective and affordable. The aim is to align the structure to be formed with the existing textile collection and processing infrastructure of municipalities, recycling shops, retailers and companies with return logistics. These working groups focus on themes such as the systems. finances, communication & campaign, innovation and eco-modulation.

Chain agreements

Together with producers, municipalities, recycling shops, retailers, collection, sorting, reuse and recycling companies, the foundation will make agreements on setting up a suitable, nationwide collection and processing system. In 2024, together with chain partners including Vereniging Herwinning Textiel (VHT), Branchevereniging Kringloop Nederland (BKN), Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG) and NVRD (Dutch municipalities and public companies) the Foundation will lay down the frameworks for this in a Letter of intent on Chain Agreement. In expert groups, themes such as monitoring, communication, recognition scheme, service provider and municipal participant agreements and upscaling circular pilots are further elaborated. The details will be defined in a chain agreement containing agreements on a recognition scheme, quality and monitoring and possible compensation.

General Binding Declaration (GBD)

With sufficient market coverage, the foundation will apply for a General Binding Declaration in 2024. This will ensure that all suppliers and importers who market products in our country will contribute and a level playing field is maintained.

Transition to circular textile chain

EPR is one of the building blocks in the transition towards a circular textile chain in 2050, with a focus on good production conditions for people, animals and the environment. Circular includes, among other things, applying post consumer recycled textiles in new textiles, stimulating the design and production of recyclable textiles, ensuring that textiles can be (re)used for longer and improving the traceability of textiles.

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