The EU set to introduce £800 a tonne plastic levy

The European Union is to introduce a levy on all non-recyclable plastic packaging waste handled by its member states from 1 January 2021. The levy will be €0.80 per kilogram (€800 a tonne) and funds will be payable directly into the EU budget, rather than going to the governments which collect them.  The levy was confirmed as part of the EU’s €750bn Coronavirus Recovery Strategy and will be applied…

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