Failure to apply polluter pays principle

Other Names:
National government resistance to charging water polluters
Delay in introduction of tax on water pollution
Unfair transfer of water costs to customers
In many countries, governments set standards for domestic water. The companies selling the water must clean the water of pollutants in order to meet these standards. Polluters are not charged for fouling the water, leaving the individual end user to foot the bill for water cleansing.
Farmers take advice from pesticide companies on how much pesticide to use, and of course the pesticide companies have a vested interest in selling pesticides. Moreover, the British government has abandoned its principle of making the polluter pay, exacerbating the both the pollution and the unfair billing of the consumer.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST