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Single Use Plastic under the microscope after 17 million Britons watch Blue Planet

by User Not Found | Mar 28, 2018
8 million tonnes of plastic were dumped in the world’s oceans in 2017, and only 9% of all plastic waste has been recycled in the past 60 years.
National Treasure David Attenborough shocked the world with the final episode of Blue Planet that demonstrated the extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and it has sparked quite a debate.

This was followed shortly after by a parliamentary committee report on disposable coffee cups and plastic waste that singled out the items for a prospective tax that has been catch-ily dubbed the ‘Latte Levy’ by the tabloids.

So, what is the problem with plastic and how might new taxes affect traders? Will the levy work and importantly, is this the tip of the disposables iceberg?

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