If companies cannot ensure that the number of cans in litter decreases, then a deposit of 15 cents per can will be introduced by the end of 2022, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management) reports Friday.
The State Secretary is giving beverage producers until the autumn of 2021 to ensure that there are at least 70 percent fewer cans in litter. If that does not work, the deposit will be used at the end of 2022 to remove the cans from the litter.
The House of Representatives has wanted a deposit on cans for some time, but the cabinet did not want it until last year. A year ago, a majority of the House, including coality parties ChristenUnie, CDA and D66, voted in favor of a motion for a deposit on cans.
Every year, about 125 million cans per year are found in the litter. In the fight against litter, disposable plastic straws, plates and cutlery will be banned from 2021 and there will also be a deposit on small plastic bottles.