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Parliamentary question - E-004514/2020Parliamentary question

Tax on plastic

Question for written answer E-004514/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Hélène Laporte (ID)

To fund the recovery plan, the European Union is going to tax non-recycled plastic packaging waste from 1 January 2021 through national contributions. France could well be the biggest contributor here.

This tax, due to be applied from 1 January 2021, will be calculated on the weight of non-recycled plastic packaging ‘with a call rate of EUR 80 centimes per kilogram’ and a mechanism ‘to avoid [an] excessively regressive effect on national contributions’ that will place limits on the amount less wealthy countries will pay.

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