November 22, 2017 / 1:12 PM / 3 months ago

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

LONDON (Reuters) - 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

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