Taxing use of toxic products

Taxing the use of toxic products at the point of sale or manufacture to give an incentive to the users and producers to substitute them with cleaner alternatives.
In Belgium, ecotaxes are applied at varying rates to pesticides and pharmaceutical products. A large number of exemptions are provided, of which those granted to farmers are the most disputed.
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production