Deposit on small plastic bottles

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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

When?

It is expected the deposit on small plastic bottles will be introduced on 1 July 2021.

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 the StaatscourantExternal link (in Dutch).

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO