How does the scheme work in practice?
The Basics Metal recyclers can participate if their permit allows them to collect e-waste and if they meet the requirements of the MRF Hallmark or comparable. Those companies can register with the OPEN Foundation and sign a contract with Stichting OPEN. Handing over and payments The collecting metal recyclers keep the e-waste separated and they deliver the material to the CENELEC processor participating in the scheme. These are listed on the website of Stichting OPEN. The processor reports the received weight of e-waste to Stichting OPEN. Stichting OPEN pays € 125 per ton to the metal recycler that handed over the material.