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Future of plastic packaging – The Plastic Packaging Tax

Over two million tonnes of plastic packaging is used in the UK each year, with most being new plastic rather than recycled creating a grave impact on the environment. In March 2018, the UK government announced its intention to introduce a plastic packaging tax that will come into effect from April 2022. Rosie Lintott speaks with Ian Fielding, Chair of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Waste Group, about the local governments view on the new tax.

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