When you buy a bottled drink, a small part of price include deposit for the bottle. This way, the city can encourage people to return bottles for reuses. It has been very effective; the city has seen the increase in returning rate from 90% in 2015 to 97% in 2017.
If you haven’t already, return your empty bottles at home and receive deposit. Deposit itself is not a lot but you can protect the environment!
-Bottles under 190ml: 70 won
-Bottles 190ml – 400ml: 100 won
ex) Soju, small-sized beer, coke, cidar, etc
-Bottles 400ml – 1,000ml: 130 won
-Bottles over 1,000ml: 3500 won
A typical soju bottle costs 100 won while a common beer bottle 130 won.
Where to return bottles?
Anywhere that sells those bottles. You can take empty bottles during their respective operating hours.
*Please note that a bottle should be completely empty and free of dirt such as cigarette residue and chewing gum.
Look for this mark!
At the back side of a label is indicated with this mark. It indicates the how much a bottle costs. Bottle without this mark must be recycled as glass.
|Colors can vary depending on design of a product.|
Image: Ministry of Environment