|Law Summary||2003 Verpakkingsverordening Productschap Dranken ("Packaging Management Decree")|
|Date Implemented||Enacted in 2004, implemented in 2005|
|Containers & Beverages Covered||
Plastic containers <1 L :
Metal cans will be eligible starting from 31 December 2022. 
PET plastic bottles: €0.15 (US $0.28)
VBR: 0.06250€ ($0.071) per bottle
Retained by producer/importer
Return Rates: 
Previously, 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.  According to the Netherlands Return Packaging Foundation (Stichting Retourverpakkingen NL), only one company was using refillable PET bottles as of late 2018. 
The Netherlands Ministry of Environment announced that the deposit scheme would become mandatary. It will be expanded on small PET bottles (less than 1 liter) by July 2021 and aluminum cans by December 2022. Previously, only plastic containers up to 0.8 liters containing water and soft drinks were accepted.  The deposit is €0.15 with a collection target goal of 90%. 
The system uses return-to-retail. About 11% of redemption is manual, and 89% uses automated systems (reverse vending machines/RVMs). 
One-way glass is recycled at drop-off sites; the recycling rate is estimated at 88%. Steel cans are removed from municipal solid waste prior to incineration.
 "Dutch introduce 15 cent deposits on small plastic drinks bottles from 2021." DutchNews. 25 April 2020.
 "Dutch environmental movement welcomes deposit return system for beverage cans." Recycling Network Benelux. 3 February 2021.
 Personal communication from Raymond Gianotten, Retourverpakking, Dec. 13, 2018 (RG 2018).
 "Sorteren." Retourverpakking, last accessed February 2020.
 "Global Deposit Book 2020: An Overview of Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers." Reloop Inc. 15 December 2020.
 "Statiegeld op blik een feit." Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, 3 February 2021. Translated through personal correspondence with Wolfgang Ringel, TOMRA Systems.
 See Footnote .
Last Updated on 13 January 2022.