Trade bodies fight biodegradable bag tax exemption

Two leading plastics and waste industry trade bodies are opposed to making biodegradable bags exempt from the forthcoming English carrier bag charge

BPF recycling group chair Roger Baynham has spoken out against a biodegradable bag exemption (photo: BPF)Industry opinion is hardening against a controversial proposal to exempt biodegradable bags from the carrier bag charge for England.

Heavyweight trade bodies the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Environmental Services Association (ESA) have united to oppose the exclusion of biodegradable bags from the charge.

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