Government to announce new 'green' levies

 Government to announce new 'green' levies

The Government is to announce new "green" levies.

Changes due to be announced by Environment Minister Phil Hogan include the setting up of a national database to allow officials to check on how we deal with our rubbish.

A report in today's Independent said that the government plans to extend the 'pay-per-weight' system across the country, to encourage more of us to recycle, and reduce the amount of general waste being sent to landfill.

Taxes on new cars and tyres are also being considered, with an eight week public consultation period due to get underway.


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