The consumer retail price for a new car includes the recycling fee. For 2017, this fee is €42.50. It is used to cover the cost of processing end-of-life vehicles in an environmentally-sensitive way. A process which ARN and around three hundred partners in the chain endorse, and implement every day.
And the result shows that it is well worth it. Each year, around 230,000 end-of-life vehicles are dismantled. And more than 95% (by weight) of all such cars in the Netherlands is recycled and recovered.
Want to learn how the recycling fee is used? Click here for the full recycling process.