Taxing product packaging

Applying deposit to product containers
In the USA. a record 57 container deposit bills were introduced in the 1999-2000 legislative sessions, despite severe industry opposition.

In 2001, certain countries were moving to enforce the 'Essential Requirements' as a part of the [European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste]. The 'Essential Requirements' require manufacturers to look at each package and its components intended for sale in Europe. They must assess if the item is recoverable (recyclable, compostable, combustible with a positive BTU value), reusable, source reduced and compliant with applicable heavy metal limits and other noxious substances. For example, an aluminium container with a steel top may not pass the essential requirements. Moreover, companies are supposed to test their packaging for the presence of heavy metals, with additional tests if they claim it is compostable.

Local governments are tired of financing plastic bottle collection.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies