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WRAP proposes variable VAT to boost recycled materials markets

A potentially controversial Value Added Tax (VAT) scheme was put forward by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) at a recent House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on waste reduction. In its written evidence to encourage markets for recycled materials WRAP suggested a variable rate VAT, which could be lowered for more sustainable products. But there was concern from committee members that such a system would be complicated to administer and would require definitions ...