Plastic bag tax debate polarizes Hong Kong

Toloken, Steve
April 2006
Plastics News;4/24/2006, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p23
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the debate over taxing of plastic bags in Hong Kong, China. The Hong Kong Plastic Bag Manufacturers Association suggested that government and environmental groups are scapegoating their products, rather than focusing on packaging waste in general. Hong Kong officials raised a tax possibility when they announced their budget plans earlier this year, saying that any bag tax would be part of a package of broader producer-responsibility legislation in 2007.


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