News
COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, UK
view(s)

Government expected to implement tax on takeaway boxes

It is an attempt to tackle the problem of plastic waste.

The Treasury said the work on a potential plastic tax would examine the lifecycle of single-use plastics. The government also said it would consider introducing a "reward and return" scheme for plastic bottles to try to improve recycling rates.

The Treasury said the amount of single-use plastic wasted every year in the UK would fill London's Royal Albert Hall 1,000 times, and cited the success of the 5p charge on plastic bags to illustrate the feasibility of a levy.

Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.

Click here to learn about advertising, content sponsorship, events & rountables, custom media solutions, whitepaper writing, sales leads or eDM opportunities with us.

To get a media kit and information on advertising or sponsoring click here.