The tax of €0.45/kg will apply to single-use plastic packaging manufactured or imported to Italy and will take effect on 1 July 2020. The amount was reduced from €1/kg initially proposed by the government, following criticism from industry, as well as from consumer and environmental organisations.
Rossella Accoto (Five Star Movement), co-rapporteur in the senate, said with the tax the government intends to “use the fiscal lever to promote a change in production models” and to support “consumption behaviours that pay more attention to citizens’ health.”
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