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Penny tax on new clothes to cut waste and improve recycling
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Posted: 19/02/19 - 10:26
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Every year £140m worth of clothes are sent to landfill in the UK

A report by the Environmental Audit Committee (ECA) into clothing waste and sustainability suggested consumption of new clothing in the UK is higher than any other European country.

It calls on the government to force retailers and clothing producers to take more responsibility.

One penny paid per item of clothing could raise an extra £35m for better collections and recycling.

The report recommends "clear economic incentives" to encourage shops to "do the right thing".

I Call True: Makes a lot of sense IF the money is directly used to fund recycling and not just absorbed into the governments coffers

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