Beverage cans are no longer deposit-free in the Netherlands since April 1

As of April 1, 2023, the Netherlands has extended its deposit system for single-use beverage containers, which has been in place since 2006, to include cans made of aluminium and tinplate, according to the reverse vending machine manufacturer Tomra Collection, a subsidiary of the Norwegian Tomra Group. Metal beverage containers with a filling volume of up to 3l are affected. A deposit of €0.15 is now due for them.

The Dutch deposit system has so far focused on disposable plastic beverage bottles. According to estimates, however, around 150m beverage cans are littered in the environment in the country every year. In 2020 alone, littering from aluminium cans increased by 27%, prompting the Dutch government to extend the existing deposit to metal packaging....

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