Worst polluting plastics facing a tax crackdown: Consultation launched to consider how to reduce waste



The worst polluting plastics could be taxed in plans to tackle ‘the scourge’ of environmental littering.
Philip Hammond announced a consultation that will consider how taxes or charges on single-use plastics could cut down on waste – an issue on which the Daily Mail has campaigned.
His pledge follows a shocking episode of the BBC’s Blue Planet II in which the death of a pilot whale calf was blamed on chemical contamination of its mother’s milk, with plastics probably playing a role in the contamination.
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23 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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