Deposit to be charged for quarter liquor bottles

Deposit to be charged for quarter liquor bottles

The Ministry of Environment said in a statement that a deposit of Rs.5-10 will be charged for 185ml or quarter bottles of liquor. Customers are required to pay the deposit at the time of purchase.

The Ministry said at present, the annual production is about 120 million bottles with 18-20 million bottles used for arrack, and about 60 per cent are proven to be non-recyclable.

The decison has been in order to adress the illegal and irresponsible disposal of 185ml liquor bottles is harmful to the environement.