The previous cabinet’s plans to ditch deposits on plastic bottles cannot count on majority support in parliament, Nos television reports on Wednesday.
Coalition partner Labour says it sees great merit in the deposit system and wants to reverse the previous administration’s plans, which were drawn up together with the packaging industry and set to come into effect in 2014.
‘If you look at litter, you never see deposit bottles, just the little ones,’ Labour MP Manon Fokke said during a debate on the infrastructure and environment ministry’s budget. ‘Labour would like to expand the deposit system to small bottles as well.’
The packaging industry argues the current system of collecting bottles separately is expensive and inefficient.
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