Caps must be attached to plastic drink bottles

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
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Nederlandse versie
Effective date: 3 July 2024

What has changed?

Do you manufacture or import plastic bottles? Caps and lids must be attached to plastic drink bottles and beverage containers that are meant for single use. This way caps on disposable bottles will automatically be returned for recycling and not end up as litter.

This does not apply to:

  • bottles and drink containers for medical use
  • bottles and drink containers with a capacity over 3 litres

For whom?

  • manufacturers and importers of plastic bottles and beverage containers


This change in the 2014 Packaging management decree (Besluit beheer verpakkingen 2014) has come into effect on 3 July 2024.

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