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UK to seek to cut plastic waste through tax system, charges: Hammond
November 22, 2017 / 1:12 PM / 22 days 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.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond visits an engineering training facility in the West Midlands, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

“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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