The UK government is launching a public consultation on how to tax single use plastics - announced by the chancellor Philip Hammond in his Spring Statement on the 13 March 2018.
As an incentive, the government is also planning to award £20m to businesses and universities to come up with rapid solutions.
The government will look at the whole supply chain for single use plastics, including alternative materials, reusable options and recycling opportunities.
The money raised from the tax, will be used for technological progress and changing behaviours towards plastics.
For further information see: http://www.plasticsnewseurope.com/article/20180314/PNE/180319969/industry-calls-for-broad-and-deep-investigation-into-uk-plastic