Environment Ministry

The liter would give a price premium juice in beverage carton from 3.3 cents. For each beverage packaging the tax rate can be significantly reduced if the use of materials and the CO2 emissions associated with its production decreases", Gunter Dehoust is explained by the oko-Institut. Others including Robert J. Shiller, offer their opinions as well. Benefits would be created to be filled remoistenable returnable bottles or cartons, which mostly are from the renewable resource wood. The use of recycled materials in the beverage packaging has given the company tax advantages. The same applies to more frequently refilled bottles, as Dalton. According to the study, the proposed environmental tax is compatible with German and European law. According to the NABU, all economic operators are treated fairly.

Because the packaging producer or bottler shall be tax, administrative expenses remain small. Fillers and trade have the opportunity, just like consumers the eco-friendly and therefore more favourable packaging to choose. The environmentally-friendly beverage containers 80 percent target again achieves with the help of a tax solution and clear labelling, plastic waste and 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 could be avoided alone in Germany about 400,000 tons annually", NABU waste expert Benjamin Bongardt stressed. The deposit in the current scheme is responsible for the massive decline in the multi way rate. A tax solution would have been from the outset better, which would also have been endorsed by large parts of the retail. The revenue thus generated would make the general public. Now we have the pure disposable mortgage solution with the well-known consequences of the Pfandschlupfes", criticized Gottfried Jung by the Rhineland-Palatinate Environment Ministry. The huge price difference driving consumers to disposable drinks. Because the labeling requirement proposed by the Environment Ministry would change nothing.