Meldpunt verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers)
The Meldpunt Verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers) was established by the KIDV in May 2013. It was established in response to the Addendum to the Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 regarding the elimination and reduction (in weight) of packaging without added value. The KIDV commissioned the Dutch environmental NGO ‘Milieu Centraal’ to manage the Meldpunt Verpakkingen. Consumers can notify the Meldpunt Verpakkingen if they believe the packaing can be more sustainable, for example, in respect of the type of material used, or if too much or unnecessary packaging materials are used. Consumers can also put forward suggestions and ideas for improving the sustainability of packaging. The Meldpunt Verpakkingen passes on consumer notifications to manufacturers or trade organizations.