Since 1 March 2021, the OPEN Foundation is responsible for the collection and recycling of all e-waste in the Netherlands on behalf of all producers of electrical appliances. Together with partners we are joining forces to collect at least two-thirds of all e-waste.

Under the flag of Wecycle, the OPEN Foundation keeps running campaigns to encourage consumers and companies to separate and hand in e-waste and energy efficient lighting at one of the 13,000 Wecycle collection points.


A major effort is still needed to achieve an even higher collection. Only in this way we can reclaim as many raw materials as possible and save as much CO2 as possible. In short: we make recycling smart and accessible with a network of 13,000 collection points.


In recent years we have succeeded in significantly improving the collection and recycling of e-waste. It is now time for the next step. Jobs, opportunities and a route to new raw materials are key words.


We run our Wecycle campaigns to stimulate the collection and recycling of e-waste. We do this by increasing the knowledge of the Dutch and strengthening their “recycle” self-confidence.


Joining the OPEN Foundation must be done by the producer or importer who puts an appliance on the Dutch market for the first time. The OPEN Foundation -with all its partners- takes care of the collection and processing at the moment that appliances are discarded.

Categories covered

LHHAfully covered
SHHAfully covered
IT&Tfully covered
CEfully covered
Lightingfully covered
Toolsfully covered
Toys/Leisure/Sportsfully covered
Medicalfully covered
M&Cfully covered
Autom. Disp.fully covered


Stichting OPEN



System Manager:

Jan Vlak


The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing 51 producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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