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About the system
Manufacturers and importers
that supply one-way packaging covered by the system charge a deposit to sellers.
Packaging vendors
that sell beverages in packaging for which a deposit is paid then charge a deposit to consumers of the packaging.
Consumers
return this packaging, which sellers take back and refund the deposit.
USAD
manages the further handling of the collected packaging.

Duties of the administrator

Main responsibilities and tasks of the public institution Užstato Sistemos Administratorius:

  • supplying the means of collection to sellers;
  • restoring collection costs to sellers;
  • taking care of transporting the packaging collected to the counting centre;
  • taking care of the inspection and preparation of the packaging for processing at the counting centre;
  • selecting processors for recycling the collected packaging;
  • managing accounting and the flow of the deposit, obtaining this from the manufacturers and importers and paying it to the sellers that collect the packaging;
  • supervise implementation of the tasks prescribed to manufacturers and importers for the management of packaging waste;
  • conducting educational activities with regard to the depositing and management of packaging waste.
Deposit

The price of the deposit for one-way packaging under the system will be approved by the minister for the environment for a period of at least one year. As of October 2015, the approved value for the packaging deposit is 10 euro cents.

The deposit is applicable to the following types of one-way packaging:

  • glass (except fruit wine, fruit-wine-based drinks and fruit-wine cocktails in one-way glass packaging);
  • plastic;
  • metal.

The deposit is applicable to one-way packaging for the following beverages:

beer, beer cocktails, cider, perry, fruit wine, fruit-wine cocktails, fruit-wine-based drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (soft drinks, table water, kvass), natural mineral water, spring water, bottled drinking water, juices and nectar.

A deposit will not be charged if:

  • the products are sold to keepers or users of air, water, road and railway vehicles under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Lithuania for the international carriage of passengers, and the beverages are intended for sale and/or consumption by passengers of such vehicles;
  • the products are intended for transportation or export beyond the territory of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • the volume of the one-way packaging is less than a tenth of a litre, or equal to or more than 3 litres;
  • the products comprise fruit wine, fruit-wine-based drinks or fruit-wine cocktails contained in one-way glass packaging.