GroenLinks asks questions about possible deposit errors

GroenLinks asks questions about possible deposit errors

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GroenLinks wants text and explanation about an investigation by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) into possible violations by supermarkets in the field of deposits on plastic bottles. Member of Parliament Kauthar Bouchallikht has asked Parliamentary questions about this to State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Steven van Weyenberg.

This weekend, the TV program Kassa reported that the ILT is looking at various plastic bottles that are for sale in the supermarket and that currently do not have a deposit. In doing so, the supermarkets may be violating the deposit law. They do not have to ask for a deposit for juices, but that exception only applies if it is 100 percent juice. For example, if sugar or water has been added, there must be a deposit.

A spokesperson for the ILT confirms that he has recently received an enforcement request from the Recycling Netwerk organisation. An investigation will be conducted in response to this, but it is not yet known when the outcome will be announced. Various supermarkets have already informed Kassa that they will also dive into the matter themselves.

Bouchallikht believes that the way in which deposits are currently handled leads to unnecessary confusion among consumers. According to the GroenLinks politician, this is bad for public support and for the environment. “A deposit must be levied on all plastic bottles. We ask the State Secretary to take action as soon as possible.”

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