Plastics tax eyed in litter crackdown

Plastics tax eyed in litter crackdown
 

Chancellor Philip Hammond has called for views on how taxes on some plastics could benefit the environment.
Takeaway boxes, disposable cups, plastic wrap and cigarette filters are some of the plastics that the government is consulting on.
"Single-use plastics that have been used for only a few seconds can last centuries in the natural environment," Chancellor Philip Hammond said.
Taxes would be "a way of changing behaviour", the chancellor said.
How could a plastics tax work? Analysis: Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst
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13 March 2018 in Business, Views: 45
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