Slovakia will introduce a deposit scheme for PET bottles and cans in 2022

A billion PET bottles are circulated on the Slovak market every year.

The Slovak parliament has adopted a law that will introduce the deposit return scheme for PET bottles in 2022.The Slovak parliament has adopted a law that will introduce the deposit return scheme for PET bottles in 2022. (Source: Sme)

Slovakia will launch its deposit return scheme for PET bottles and cans in 2022 as the new law approved by the parliament stipulates. It comes into force in January 2020, as reported by the SITA newswire.

“The deposit on PET bottles is a big step towards a greener and cleaner Slovakia,” Environment Minister László Sólymos (Most-Híd) said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. He added Slovakia is the only country in central Europe that will introduce such a scheme.

The new system concerns only stores with an area of more than 300 square metres.

The price for depositing a bottle will be €0.12. In the case of cans, it will be €0.10. The introduction of the system is expected to cost €80 million.

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