Statistics & Archive
The system is to motivate the recollection and reuse of empty Containers(glass bottles) by providing deposit for returning empty Containers(glass bottles) for reusing empty Containers(glass bottles), which are paid by consumers and manufacturers each.
What is container deposits?Container deposits is a charge given to consumers who purchases products Including deposit, and returns empty Containers(glass bottles) to lead them to returning empty Containers(glass bottles).
What is Handling fee?Handling fee is a charge that the manufacturers reusing the empty Containers(glass bottles) give wholesaler/retailers to encourage selection, storage and delivery of them
Article 12  of the Enforcement Rule of Resources Reuse Act, Appendix 4
By until December 31, 2016
From January 1, 2017
|Product||Specification||Amount of deposit|
|Products released or imported by until
|Products released or imported from
|Product determined in Article 17 of the Enforcement Rule of Resources Reuse Act||Less than 190ml||20 KRW for each unit||70 KRW for each unit|
|190ml or more, less than 400ml||40 KRW for each unit||100 KRW for each unit|
|400ml or more, less than 1,000ml||50 KRW for each unit||130 KRW for each unit|
|1,000ml or more||100 to 300 KRW for each unit||350 KRW for each unit|
※ Container applicable for Container deposit legislation (Article 17 of the Enforcement Rule of Resources Reuse Act)
- Fermented liquor from Article 4  of the Liquor Tax Act, distilled liquor from Article 4  of the Liquor Tax Act
- Beverages, drinking water from Article 3  of the Management of Drinking Water Act
* There is texted notification on the product
released or imported before 2016.7.1. There are notifications about deposit on the bottle, consumers can get
a deposit at the store (supermarkets, etc.) for an empty bottle.
There is separate collection mark on the bottle, consumers should sort
out the trashes and discharge the bottle at home.
As the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources (commencing on January 21, 2016) has been amended, the Container Deposit Legislation is changed for convenient recollection of empty Containers(glass bottles) and raising the reuse rate of empty Containers(glass bottles).
Container Deposit legislation