Last week, In Netherlands, a deposit-return of 15 cents was announced on all plastic bottles smaller than 1L. This will come into effect from July 2021 as efforts till date to combat small plastic bottle litter have not been successful.

The Dutch government also indicates that the same will apply to Cans if the total cans litter dumped is not reduced by 2022.

The government has been debating this change for quite sometime now and has finally come to this conclusion. Our community’s Litterati data helped in formulating this decision.

We’d like to thank our entire Dutch community for their efforts and would like to mention a key member, Dirk Groot popularly known as [Zwerfinator][1] for his efforts in collecting and sharing litter-data with the Dutch government to help them rethink the deposit-return scheme. [1]: