13 Mar '18, 3pm

Read all about today's announcement for a call for evidence around a single-use plastic tax

Spring statement - action or inaction on single-use plastics? By: Clare Fischer Date posted: 13 March 2018 The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a call for evidence around a tax on single-use plastic in the first ever spring statement. He said it was part of the Government’s drive to leave the natural environment “in a better state than we found it.” © Foreign and Commonwealth Office Show copyright information Whilst we welcome today’s announcement and the Government’s focus on this issue, plastic litter is causing damage to our oceans and marine wildlife today and we would have liked to see the Government go further by announcing a full consultation on the issue or even better announcing the introduction of a deposit return scheme or a latte levy. Emma Crane , MCS Public Affairs Manager Mr Hammond said the call for evidence would deliver on the Government’s promise to...

Full article: https://www.mcsuk.org/news/spring_statement

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