European Union to Propose a tax on plastic bags

The EU is to propose a plastic bags tax and packaging to help fill a budget gap and in the interest of the world’s oceans.

“What we wish to do is reduce the total volume of plastic in the environment,” EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in Brussels on Wednesday. “We are going to be proposing the possibility of introducing a tax on plastics to incentivize the reduced use of plastic packaging.”