Deposit on small plastic bottles

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 July 2021

What changes?

Do you sell soft drinks or water in small plastic bottles? From 1 July 2021 a deposit on small plastic bottles will be introduced. For every bottle with a capacity of less than 1 litre a 15 cent (€0.15) deposit will be charged. The deposit for larger bottles (1 litre or more) will remain €0.25.

Supermarkets, shops in railway stations and petrol stations along the motorway are obliged to take in the empty bottles.

Manufacturers of these bottles for soft drinks and water are responsible for the implementation of the deposit system.

For whom?

  • manufacturers of bottled soft drinks and water
  • supermarkets
  • shops in railway stations (manned sales booths such as Kiosk)
  • petrol stations
  • caterers

The Dutch Central Office for Food Retail (Centraal Bureau voor Levensmiddelenhandel, CBL) has set up an implementing agency Statiegeld Nederland to deal with the introduction of the deposit on small plastic bottles.

When?

The deposit on small plastic bottles will be introduced on 1 July 2021.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO