Slight increase in the price of coffee and food from January 1 for a good cause


From January 1, 2022 is required environmental protection contribution in take away and delivery for disposable plastic products, which ‘are available as packaging of food and beverages when sold by catering establishments and retailers selling food and beverages “, according to decision of AADE posted in Government Gazette.

“The payment of the levy is imposed on consumers per piece of product. The plastic cover or lid counted as distinct product, for which the contribution is imposed independently “, it is pointed out in the relevant decision.

According to Law 4736/2020, the amount of the environmental protection levy is set at 0.05 euros including VAT. This means that the price of coffee in a cup with a lid will increase by 0.10 euros.

The environmental protection contribution concerns:

1) Cups for drinks, including the covers and of lids their.

2) Food containersthat is containers such as boxes, with or without lid, in which foods are placed which:

  • intended for immediate consumption either on site or off-site,
    usually consumed by container,
  • are ready for consumption without further preparation, in particular cooking, boiling or reheating, including containers used for fast food meals or other ready-to-eat meals.

The relevant Government Gazette you can see here.

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