Why the Treasury’s plastic tax needs refining

The government’s new proposals for taxing plastic have been well received but sticking points remain with producers claiming unfair costs would need to be passed on to consumers. Conor McGlone reports

by Conor McGlone
The waste industry has welcomed the tax but producers say it has been 'very ill-thought through'. Photograph: Kemter/Getty Images
The waste industry has welcomed the tax but producers say it has been 'very ill-thought through'. Photograph: Kemter/Getty Images

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