Autumn means more than just seasonal change for plastics industry

PHILIP LAW | September 17, 2018

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As the summer holidays draw to a close, Philip Law looks ahead to a busy few months over autumn as crucial decisions are made in government, important events take place and CCA deadlines loom. Autumn threatens to be frenetically busy for the BPF, as dialogue with the government over consultations on 'single-use plastics' reach a climax. It has been confirmed that a tax on the virgin polymer is under consideration, though on whom that would be levied and how much it would have yet to be discussed and thought through.

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