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Italy’s plastic tax plan under threat after industry outcry

The Italian government could be forced to change its plans for a tax on plastic packaging after coming under pressure from producers.

The measure, which is intended to combat plastic pollution while raising more than €1bn (£860m) in revenues, has divided the fragile coalition between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic party (PD).

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/04/italy-plastic-tax-plan-under-threat-after-industry-outcry

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