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THE DUTCH STATIEGELD HELPS RECYCLING AND REDUCING LITTERING

Statiegeld (Also: packing, stageld or consigne) Is a small amount is charged on the purchase of a product that is returned if the buyer betaald the packaging of the product after use again surrendered.

Deposit started out as a method of suppliers of products for the cost of their packaging as low as possible. By reuse bottle costs were printed. Around 1980 , the cost of packaging such as glass, are so low that reuse for that reason no longer cost effective. Used glass now is mainly collected through the bottle bank, And this led to new glass is melted, instead of the old bottles to clean and refill. Because the transportation and cleaning bottles is environmentally damaging.

In the 50-80 years of 20th Century was in the Netherlands and Belgium in particular deposits collected on bottles where milk was sold. After more and more milk bottles disappeared and were replaced by the milk carton and disappeared when this type of deposit. Instead came a deposit on PET bottles for soda. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 amounted to deposit it in the Netherlands € 0.25 per bottle. Deposit is also beer bottles (€ 0.10) and crates (€ 0.75 / € 1.50 for half / whole crates) levied. In Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden also cans.

Deposit is rather an effective means to reduce the amount litter reduction. The government intends to deposit taxes on other forms of packaging, unless the business succeeds otherwise the amount of litter reduction.

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