|Law Summary||Deposits are a voluntary measure organized by industry. As of December 2018, there is no relevant legislation.|
|Date Implemented||The current system was established in 2007.|
|Containers & Beverages Covered||One-way and refillable PET plastic bottles (water & carbonated soda)
Refillable glass bottles (beer) 
PET plastic bottles: €0.25 (US $0.28)
VBR: 0.06250€ ($0.071) per bottle
Retained by producer/importer
Return Rates: 
The deposit system in the Netherlands is voluntary; producers and importers are not required to register bottles in the deposit system. Some retailers have elected to establish their own deposit system; Aldi partially refunds deposits, and Lidi does not reimburse deposits. 
The system uses return-to-retail. About 11% of redemption is manual, and 89% uses automated systems (reverse vending machines/RVMs). 
According to the Netherlands Return Packaging Foundation (Stichting Retourverpakkingen NL), only one company was using refillable PET bottles as of late 2018. 
One-way glass is recycled at drop-off sites; the recycling rate is estaimated at 88%. Steel cans are removed from municipal solid waste prior to incineration.
1. “Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview 2018." CM Consulting/ReLoop Platform, 2018. (CM/RL 2018)
2. Personal communication from Raymond Gianotten, Retourverpakking, Dec. 13, 2018 (RG 2018)
4. “Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview 2018." CM Consulting/ReLoop Platform, 2018.
5. RG 2018