Before the EU summit: German industry rails against plastic levy

The German economy is up in arms against the European Union's proposed plastic levy. "This tax increase is poison for prosperity and employment, and right now

Before the EU summit: German industry rails against plastic levy

The German economy is up in arms against the European Union's proposed plastic levy. "This tax increase is poison for prosperity and employment, and right now is counterproductive," said the chief Executive of the Federal Association of German industry, Joachim Lang, the German press Agency. The Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze was, of course, open to the plans. The environmental organization Greenpeace welcomed you.

The tax on non-recycled plastic waste is part of the billions in EU financial package will be negotiated on Friday and Saturday at the EU summit in Brussels. According to estimates by diplomats, the probability is high that you will be decided. You should help to cover the cost of the program for economic recovery after the Corona-crisis.

it is Planned for the 1. January 2021, to levy a tax of 80 cents per kilogram of non-recycled plastic packaging waste from the EU countries. It is expected that the governments get this money from the packaging industry. According to calculations of the portal "Politico" would be Germany, with 1.3 billion euros in the year among the biggest payers of the levy. Overall, the volume would be under this bill at about 5.9 billion euros a year.

BDI: Revenue generation and plastic avoid not fit together

BDI representative of the Long-criticized: "The tax would burden businesses and the location of the urgently needed growth in the EU, and brakes." Plastics are, for example, in medicine, is irreplaceable, the tax would discriminate against certain materials, but not the Problem of the plastic how to fix mountains.

"targets, the Effect of The circular economy and the desired Funds are not proceeds of a plastic tax for the financing of the Budget fit together", complained about the Length. "Because more Recycling would reduce the revenue. This is not a sound fiscal policy.“

the environment Minister Schulze said, however: "I intend to lock me against an EU-wide plastic expensive." It is the embodiment of. "This should be as unbureaucratic" said the SPD politician. "In the end it must lead to significantly less disposable plastic, and the Green Deal make a Deposit."

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 03:20

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