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Re: [GreenYes] European Taxes on Recyclable Commodies
Hi Christine,

I'm not familiar with the program in Denmark or the Netherlands, but in Germany the
Duales System Deutschland assesses a fee to carry the green dot on a product and its
packaging. The fee is based on the cost of recycling that packaging material. Then
Duales, financed by the private sector, administers the recovery and recycling of
the packaging material. The Duales website has lots of information in English so
don't be afraid to check it out.

Cindy Pollock Shea wrote:

> Hello All -
> I seem to recall some time ago last year there was an announcement regarding a
> system in Europe (either Denmark or the Netherlands, I believe) that was
> developed for taxing various types of packaging - paper, glass, plastic, etc.  I
> believe the system was based on some a LCA that they conducted for various
> commodities/material types.  Does anyone remember this?
> In any event, if someone does remember and can help me obtain some additional
> information that would be terrific.
> Thank you for your time and assistance in the matter!
> Sincerely,
> Christine McCoy
> Manager, Fiber Recovery and Utilization
> American Forest and Paper Association
> Phone: 202/463-2777
> Fax: 202/463-5171
> Email:

Cindy Pollock Shea

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