Plastics: Waste Disposal

HM Treasury written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Flooding and Coastal Communities)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 37 of the Autumn Budget 2017, by what date he plans tax system changes or charges to be implemented to reduce the amount of single-use plastics waste.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones The Exchequer Secretary

At the Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to publish a call for evidence to examine whether the tax system or charges can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we waste. The government will outline how it plans to proceed once we have analysed the responses to this call for evidence.

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