Slovakia, a small country of the EU will launch a system for backing up plastic bottles and cans from January. It wants to reduce waste and recycle used beverage packaging more. Over 2,000 collection points were registered for the project. Among them are shops that will allow the refundable deposit to be used for charity.

Slovakia introduced paid backup of plastic bottles and cans

The deposit of 15 euro cents (less than four crowns) will apply to plastic and metal beverage containers with a volume of 0.1 to three liters, which will be marked with a letter. Milk bottles, syrups, and spirits, among others, have an exception from backup.

Slovakia considers plastic bottles and cans to be an environmental problem because they end up where they don’t, in nature and in our rivers. It is a consequence of the way we all treat packaging waste as consumers. The backup system brings a solution in the form of increasing the motivation to return plastic bottles and cans back to the store.

The consumer will receive a refundable deposit after returning the plastic bottles and cans, for example through vending machines or directly in smaller stores. One of the retail chains will allow customers to donate this money to a non-profit organization that maps illegal landfills or organizes the cleaning of public spaces.

According to earlier information, a billion PET bottles enter the Slovak market every year, of which two-fifths end up in landfills. According to the Ministry of the Environment, Slovakia wants to collect 90 percent of plastic bottles and cans through backup. Dozens of European countries have previously introduced a beverage packaging backup system.

The operator of the advanced system in Slovakia became a non-profit organization, which was founded by an association of producers of soft drinks, beer and trade unions. Some companies have already announced that they will give consumers canvas bags or aids to make it easier to transport empty plastic bottles.

LATEST POSTS

GOVERNMENT

CITIES

PEOPLE
Deliberately ignore negative situations
Try to find the positive in every negative situation. Wake up at unpleasant circumstances, assess the importance, and change your attitude.
Auto-self-resolution of problems by your brain
When you got stacked by the impossibility of solving some problem or task try to use the solution that I am calling "auto-resolution".
Maya the illusion of the physical world
Maya means illusion. It is the personality's idea of "self". Everything we believe, all the concepts and programming of our mind is Maya.

SUSTAINABILITY

TECHNOLOGY

 smart cities, space, science, technology, quantumgovernmenteconomicsSDGcitizens, healthcare, education, properties, transportation, infrastructure, municipal services, energy, climate, events, art, games, architecture, startups, influencers, brands, pioneerswellbeing, innovator's dictionary, history, design, academy