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Are you wishing or required to comply with the terms of the Dutch regulations regarding waste electrical and electronic equipment? And do you want to create added value at the same time? Weee Nederland is a collective take-back system, registered with the government. On behalf of manufacturers and importers, we fulfil the requirements of the Dutch implementation of the European WEEE directive. Weee Nederland does this in a way that yields added value for people and the environment.


Weee Nederland organises the collection and recycling of waste electrical equipment (WEEE or commonly referred to as e-waste) in the Netherlands for its affiliated manufacturers and importers. We work together with local authorities, recyclers and other partners to accomplish this. Participation, innovation and efficiency are key values in the process. Our aim is clear-cut: added value for every link in the chain!

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In the Netherlands, the collection and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has long involved the concept of extended producer responsibility. As was the case in 2018, the collective collection target will not be achieved in 2019. Consequently, producers of fridges and freezers are now teaming up to improve the collection of old appliances. Weee Nederland is the management organisation that uses a general binding declaration to submit the plan to the government on behalf of producers.


The Netherlands has more than three million refrigerators older than 10 years in circulation. These old fridges and freezers consume much more energy and some even contain dangerous greenhouse gases that have long been banned. Together with producer collective Weee Nederland and the majority of the refrigeration sector, Urgenda proposes launching a campaign to ensure that next year one million old refrigerators will be recycled and exchanged for a more economical model. This will result a 0.4 Mt reduction in CO2.

“A word of our own, which sums up our values”


Made up of the words ‘vernieuwend’, ‘praktisch’ and ‘saamhorig’: innovative, practical and united. These are words which indicate what is important to us. How we want to think and act. They give us direction and show who we are. Everything we think up has to be practically applicable, innovative and valuable to our partners. Read on >