Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ireland raises tax on plastic bag to 22 euro cents

For Canadians, that's about $0.32 for every plastic bag, which has reduced bag distribution by 90% since 2002.  The tax had been EUR 0.15 (C$0.22) but an upward bump in plastic bag sales led to this further hike.  No fear of that happening in Ontario or Toronto, as the plastic lobby's frequent wailings in the press seems to head it off any time it's proposed.
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