Budget 2020: Waste industry welcomes £200 per tonne plastic tax

The waste industry has welcomed confirmation in the Budget that the government will introduce a new plastic packaging tax from April 2022, claiming it would “help to unlock future investment in British recycling infrastructure”.

by Conor McGlone
The waste industry said the tax would unlock investment in domestic recycling. Photograph: Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images
The waste industry said the tax would unlock investment in domestic recycling. Photograph: Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images

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