The goal of this taxation is to provide an economic disincentive to the use of disposable plastic bags, disposable kitchen utensils, food wrap and aluminium foil.

The “picnic tax” was established at national level by a program law published on 27 April 2007; a decree and circular by the finance minister clarified its implementation on 8 June 2007; and it took force on 1 July 2007 on a series of disposable products, in particular plastic carrier bags, plastic kitchen utensils and food wrap. An additional circular published on 6 July, excluded biodegradable bags from the scope of ...

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