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Govt plans to raise environmental product fees, says Népszabadság

The government plans big increases for environmental product fees, daily Népszabadság said on Saturday, citing draft legislation it obtained.

The environmental product fee on plastic packaging would be raised from HUF 56 to HUF 150 per kilogram under the draft legislation, the paper said.

The fee for bottles would rise from HUF 7 to HUF 20 and the fee for metal packaging would climb from HUF 286 to HUF 350.

The fee for plastic shopping bags would be increased from HUF 1,300 to HUF 1,500 per kilogram.

The fee for mobile telephones would jump from HUF 100 to HUF 500.