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Deposit on beverage cans

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 April 2023

What changes?

Do you sell canned beverages? A deposit on cans for water, soft drinks, beer and other low alcoholic drinks will be introduced. On every can a deposit of at least €0.15 (15 cents) will be charged. Supermarkets will be obliged to take in the cans.

The manufacturers of such canned beverages will be responsible for the implementation of the deposit system.

For whom?

  • manufacturers of canned beverages such as water, soft drinks, beer and other low alcoholic drinks
  • supermarkets

When?

It is expected this measure will come into force on 1 April 2023.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(in Dutch).

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