Industry group warns ‘plastics tax’ could backfire after government deal

A levy on plastic waste designed to encourage recycling could have the opposite effect, a Brussels-based trade association representing processing firms has warned.

by Robert Hodgson
Bales of plastic waste collected by Italian fishermen as part of 'Arcipelago Pulito'. A proposed EU-wide tax is set to come into force from January 2021. Image: Laura Lezza/Getty Images
Bales of plastic waste collected by Italian fishermen as part of 'Arcipelago Pulito'. A proposed EU-wide tax is set to come into force from January 2021. Image: Laura Lezza/Getty Images

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