Austria has two laws dealing with beverage container recycling. One, to insure the success of the refillables system, put a deposit on refillable bottles. The other set target recycling rates for beverage containers to be achieved by 2000.
1990 ORDER CONCERNING REFILLABLE PLASTIC BOTTLES
|Law Summary||Requires deposits on refillable PET bottles. (Non-refillable plastic containers are exempt.)|
|Date Implemented||August 7, 1990|
|Containers Covered||Refillable PET bottles.|
Beverages in refillable PET bottles
|Amount of Deposit||
40¢ deposit per PET container.
|Fees and Taxes||Voluntary recycling fee of U.S. $0.02 - $0.08 on one-way containers|
Refillable Containers comprise the following percentages of market share:
1992 FEDERAL ORDER FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOALS FOR THE REDUCTION AND RECOVERY OF WASTE FROM BEVERAGE CONTAINER PACKAGING AND RELATED PACKAGING
|Law Summary||Sets recycling/reuse targets for beverage containers to be achieved by January 1, 2000.|
|Date Implemented||October 9, 1992|
The recycling target requirements apply to beer, soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice and fruit drinks.