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Belgium has a voluntary deposit-refill system and a mandatory tax on beverage containers that are not refilled.
|Law Summary||The Ecotaxes Act of 1993 would put a tax on non-deposit, non-refillable beverage containers.|
|Date Implemented||Scheduled for January 1, 1993, but delayed indefinitely|
|Containers Covered||All containers not meeting the following requirements:
§ the container must be reusable at least 7 times
§ the container must actually be refilled
§ the container must carry a deposit
§ the container must show an indication of refillability and the amount of the deposit
|Beverages Covered||Beer, soft drinks and soda water|
|Fees / Taxes||U.S. $0.52 per liter unless the container complies with the conditions listed in Provisions of the Law|
|Program Success|| Refillables comprise the following percent of market share:
Updated August 26, 2008