#14.04.2008 New study reveals objectives of mandatory deposits in Germany not reached

APEAL, Ball Packaging Europe and SKB (Stichting Kringloop Blik) commissioned a study with Prognos, a well known German/Swiss consultant in strategic & environmental consultancy. The study assessed the environmental and macro-economic impact of the mandatory deposit on one-way drinks packaging in Germany. Conclusions show that the mandatory deposit has not reached its objectives. On the contrary it has led to an acceleration in the reduction in market share of refillable drinks