German deposit system amended

April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/2/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 60, p31
Trade Publication
This article states that the European Commission has closed an infringement inquiry into Germany's drink container collection rules. The German rule requires producers and retailers to charge customers a € 0.25 deposit on beverages sold in non-reusable cans and plastic packaging. The deposit system was imposed when the sale of refillable drink containers fell below a level, set in 1991, of 72%. It highlights the changes in the German rules as a result of the inquiry of the European Union.


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