Could a rush to respond to outrage over plastic pollution prove counterproductive?

Jamie Carpenter: The chancellor’s cautious approach may disappoint some, but a rush to respond to public outrage over plastic pollution could prove counterproductive

Jamie Carpenter, editor, ENDS Report
Jamie Carpenter, editor, The ENDS Report

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first spring statement, delivered earlier this week, was wrapped up in just over 25 minutes. In contrast to the traditional Budget statement, which has been moved to the autumn, the new spring statement has been designed to be a short, snappy affair.

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