Alternatively, a government may draft inadequate laws. A law presupposes a method of verifying its application. In 1996, planned Belgian ecological tax exemptions for recycled paper products could not be introduced because it was impossible to distinguish recycled paper products from new paper products.
Another legal inadequacy is defining the objects to which the law is meant to apply in terms of some inconsequential property, rather than in terms of the property that must be legally controlled. In 1996, in France, razor manufacturers circumvented ecological taxes on disposable razors by producing 2-piece disposable razors. The law stipulated that 1-piece razors would be taxed.