FPA WELCOMES BUDGET CALL FOR EVIDENCE INTO THE EFFECTS OF TAXES AND CHARGES ON SINGLE USE PLASTICS

FPA WELCOMES BUDGET CALL FOR EVIDENCE INTO THE EFFECTS OF TAXES AND CHARGES ON SINGLE USE PLASTICS

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FPA WELCOMES BUDGET CALL FOR EVIDENCE INTO THE EFFECTS OF TAXES AND CHARGES ON SINGLE USE PLASTICS

 

The FPA has issued the following comment further to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement today (22 November 2017) which calls for evidence into taxes and charges on single use packaging:

 

Foodservice Packaging Association Executive Director Martin Kersh said:

“The FPA welcomes the Evidence Gathering proposal by the Treasury because it will give the industry the opportunity to prove that there is a far superior option on the table to taxation, which will deliver the objectives the government, public and the industry wants at a far lower cost to the consumer.

“Defra is aware our sector is actively working to produce a roadmap for the recovery and recycling of ‘on the go’ materials of which food and drink is only one part.  The industry is recognising the need to reform its producer responsibility system via the Packaging Recovery Note scheme. This system has been proven to deliver great value in terms of recycling but now needs to be reformed to meet today’s marketplace and the challenging targets towards which we are all working.”

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Issued on behalf of the FPA by Leapfrog PR.  Editorial contact for the FPA is Felicity Read on 01242 282000 or email felicity@leapfropgpr.com