UK to seek to cut plastic waste through tax system, charges -Hammond

Reuters

Posted at Nov 22 2017 09:44 PM

LONDON - The British government will look into ways to reduce plastic waste through the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday during his budget speech to parliament.

"With ... the Environment Secretary I will investigate how the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items can reduce waste," Hammond said, giving no further details. 

(Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison)