Several supermarkets do not charge a deposit on some plastic drinks bottles, while they are legally required to do so.
This is apparent from an inventory of the television program
The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) is investigating possible violations.
Since this summer, a deposit has been levied on small plastic bottles of less than 0.75 liters.
If you return the bottles to a supermarket or other sellers, you will receive a 15 cent deposit back.
Nevertheless, there are at least fifteen products in various supermarkets, often of their own brand, that do not contain a deposit.
This concerns bottles in Albert Heijn and Jumbo, but also at PLUS, Lidl and Coop.
The supermarkets may have had a price advantage, because there is a deposit on similar bottles,
Supers do not have to ask for a deposit for juices, but that exception only applies if it concerns 100 percent juice.
For example, if sugar or water has been added, there must be a deposit.
That's where it seems to go wrong.
To avoid confusion, GroenLinks, among others, wants to charge a deposit on all plastic bottles.
It shouldn't matter what percentage of juice is in such a bottle.
The party has asked Parliamentary questions about this to the responsible State Secretary Steven van Weyenberg.
A spokesperson for the ILT confirms that he has received an enforcement request from the Recycling Netwerk organization in response to the
It is not yet known when the outcome of the investigation will be announced.
Several supermarkets say they are also diving into the matter.
Jumbo is of the opinion that it does comply with the legislation and is awaiting the investigation by the ILT.
Producer Riedel of DubbelDrank announced that he was adjusting the packaging of the bottles.
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