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Defra may tax non recyclable items

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said it may tax luxury goods in order to cut the amount of waste going to landfill.Reports in the Sunday Express (August 31) claimed that Defra would tax non recyclable items such as disposable razors and nappies in order to prevent people from buying them as cheap and convenient alternatives to reusable items. The newspaper referred to a report published last year called Household Waste Prevention ...