Declaration on Deposit and Return Systems (metal cans)

PRO EUROPE Comments on:

WRITTEN DECLARATION 20.10.2008 0091/2008

by Hélène Goudin, Nils Lundgren, Henrik Lax and John Bowis

on co-ordination of deposit and return systems for metal beverage cans in the European Union

Summary

PRO EUROPE members have a number of concerns over the introduction of deposit systems on non-refillable drinks containers.  In almost all EU Member states, comprehensive and effective collection and recycling systems have already been established through legislation put into place under the Packaging Directive.

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