On 14 January 2002, the new Danish government announced its intentions to lift the disputed ban on canned beer and soft drinks.
The Danish Minister for the environment Mr. Hans Christian
Schmidt, said on Monday that Denmark will change its legislation on
canned beer and soft drinks. The new legislation will include the
- The ban on non-refillable cans be lifted on 23 January
- New, non-discriminatory, rules on deposit fees on beverage cans
will be developed;
- In June 2002 a new scheme for recycling facilities in retail
shops will be put in place.