The Price is right… or is it? The case for taxing plastic (Rethink Plastic)

This report by Rethink Plastic calls on the EU to consider an ambitious set of taxes on the use of plastic to reduce the overall level of plastic use and incentivize widespread reuse and recycling of plastic. Instead of raising revenues, the report argues that the primary purpose of a plastic tax should be to change behavior. In addition to highlighting good tax design, the report sketches five possible types of plastic taxes and explores their theoretical advantages and disadvantages. The report is available on the Zero Waste Europe website.