Press: Bursík wants plastic bottles to be refundable

15-01-2008

The minister of the environment, Martin Bursík, is preparing a new law under which plastic bottles would have to become refundable, in the same way half-litre glass beer bottles are at present, Mladá fronta Dnes reported. If approved, the new legislation would take effect from 2010. However, drinks producers and sellers are strongly opposed to the idea, the newspaper said.