Plastic Sachet Blues: Pricing the “Right to Litter”

Monday, August 25, 2008

By Dr.Edward Kutsoati

Edward Imposing a levy on littering the streets with plastic sachets will help to reduce the plastic waste in and around our cities. Put differently, the proposed policy cleverly shifts the cost of plastic waste management on to producers, who in turn pass it on to the final consumer. The more trash we reduce, the more money refunded to the producer, then the retailer, and ultimately, the consumer.

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