UK: Sandwich packaging to be hit with 15p tax.

03. December 2018 | Politics | via

Experts said companies use too much 'badly designed packaging' (Image: Sunday Mercury)

According to an article on sandwich packaging is to be targeted by a new tax in a bid to cut down on waste. The move, set to add 15p to prices, could be introduced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove as early as this week. He wants to recoup the cost of dealing with packs where cardboard is glued to a plastic window, making them impossible to recycle.

Simon Ellin, of trade body the Recycling Association, said: “Manufacturers and retailers use too much badly designed packaging.”

He said the move would put from 10p to 15p on the average £2.14 price of a sandwich.