The Pfand System: How To Return Bottles & Cans In Germany

Originally published at: https://ichberlin.com/pfand-system-germany/

The Pfand system in Germany is a system that is used to encourage the recycling of bottles and packaging materials. Under this system, a deposit, or Pfand, is added to the price of certain bottled and packaged products, such as soda, beer, and water. When these products are purchased, the customer pays the Pfand in…