|Name of Program||Deposit Refund System|
|Date Implemented||1985, current version implemented in 2003 ACT ON THE PROMOTION OF SAVING AND RECYCLING OF RESOURCES|
|Containers Covered||Refillable glass bottles|
|Beverages Covered||Soju, Beer, soft drink and etc.
Based on “ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE ACT ON THE PROMOTION OF SAVING AND RECYCLING OF RESOURCES” Article17(Containers Subject to Imposition of Deposit for Empty Containers)
1 1. Liquor falling under each of the following items:
(a - Fermented liquor under subparagraph 2 of Article 4 of the Liquor Tax Act;
(b - Distilled liquor under subparagraph 3 of Article 4 of the Liquor Tax Act;
2. 2. Soft drinks.
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|Fees / Taxes||Government regulates only Deposits & Handling fees|
The producers are paid on unredeemed deposit KOVRA(Korea Vessel Recirculation Association), and it uses that financial resource for specified business in accordance with applicable laws.
1. Public relations for the improvement of the rate of recovery of empty bottles;
|Program Success||On average, about 5.5 billion bottles are sold annually. More than 95% of them are recovered and more than 85% will be reused.|