Ministry specifies announced return premium system for refrigerators and freezers

On 24 April, the cabinet announced that it would largely adopt Urgenda measure 43 "refrigerator action plan". Weee Nederland worked out the return premium system for refrigerators on behalf of producers together with Urgenda in the past months. In the explanation of 11 May, the ministry now specifies that it has been decided to adopt the proposed return premium system (part 2) from the plan. The ministry thereby gives producers the opportunity to (re)introduce a visible recycling fee in order to guarantee solid financing for this system. This fee also creates the possibility to finance a stimulus program for circularity. With the introduction of a return premium for refrigerators and freezers, the cabinet is taking CO2-reducing measures and stimulating the transition to a circular economy, which aims at more and better reuse of raw materials and materials.