Single Use Plastics (SUP)

For the Dutch market, it is possible to share data related to Single Use Plastics (SUP) with data users through the GS1 database. This information is used to calculate the additional fee and comply with Extended Producer Responsibility.

For detailed information on the regulation and packaging considered as Single Use Plastics, we invite you to visit the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Verpact.

Extended Producer Responsibility

Since July 3, 2021, the European Directive on Single Use Plastics (also known as the SUP Directive) has been in force. This directive includes Extended Producer Responsibility, which has been in force since January 2023. This means that producers are required to contribute to Verpact to cover the costs of cleaning up litter for public space managers.

For more information on this regulation and the resulting obligations, we invite you to visit the ministry's website.

Additional Fee

From 1 July 2023, an additional surcharge will apply to single-use plastic cups and food packaging that can be consumed directly without further food preparation. You can check the specific packaging to see which ones are eligible.

You can share this data via the GS1 data pool

You can share this data via the GS1 database. In the data model, you will find all available fields. To fill in the additional fee, use the (dutyFeeTaxClassificationCode) field and select a value from the code list:


Step-by-Step Guide

After entering the above information, follow the step-by-step guide below to comply with Extended Producer Responsibility.

1 The following two fields have a fixed value:
•    (AdditionalTradeItemClassificationCodeValue): Fill in the value ‘SUP’. *
•    (AdditionalTradeItemClassificationSystemCode): Fill in the value ‘Supplier Assigned’ (8). *

* If you are using the web interface of My Product Manager, these two fields will be automatically filled.

2 Indicate whether the item meets the definition of Single Use Plastics
This is done by entering the value 'TRUE' in the ‘SUP Indicator’ field (additionalTradeItemClassificationPropertycode).

3 Specify the number of units in the packaging.
These are all packaging units containing plastic and specifically designed to be separated before consuming the product. Please enter the number of packaging units in the ‘Number of SUP’ field (propertyMeasurement) and select the value "Pieces (H87)" in the (propertyMeasurement/@measurementUnitCode) field.*

*If you are using the web interface of My Product Manager, this field will be automatically filled.

4 Indicate the category to which the item belongs.

Use the ‘SUP Category’ field ‘propertyDescription’ and use one of the following codes:

  • CUP
  • BAG
  • LID

In the ‘SUP Category Language Code’ field (propertyDescription/@languageCode), always enter the value ‘nl’ (Dutch).*

*If you are using the web interface of My Product Manager, this field will be automatically filled.

Example of SUP Packaging

It is important to accurately enter the required information to obtain the correct classification and calculation of the additional fee, and to comply with the current regulations regarding Single Use Plastics.
The product example below is intended to assist you in accurately and efficiently entering packaging information related to SUP in the GS1 database. This will allow you to record the necessary data accurately.

Example SUP packaging