|Law Summary||Deposit Law on Soft Drinks and Waters was intended to reduce the amount of one-way containers in the waste stream|
|Date Implemented||January 1, 1993 (replaces an agreement from 1960 that established minimum deposits for beverage containers)|
|Containers Covered||Milk pouches, and PET bottles of 200 ml and over.|
Soft drinks, waters
|Fees and Taxes||
Containers are recovered at the following rates:
Some notes about refillables:
The refillable PET container was first introduced in the Netherlands in 1989 and within six months it had claimed 17% of the soft drink market share. A new plastic-coated refillable glass bottle was introduced (date unknown) that was expected to make 40 trips.