£150 per tonne packaging tax recommended
A plastic packaging tax should be set at £150 per tonne to drive growth in the use of recycled polymers in new products, according to a white paper produced by Imperial College London and Veolia.
The report suggests that this level is needed to give packaging with a 30% recycled plastic content a more favourable cost to that using 100% virgin plastic.
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