Read the article A tax on packaging would hurt Irish business and hit the poor and then answer the questions below. You can either read the article in the window below or you can follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window.
Explain why Ireland is proposing a tax on packaging waste.
Discuss the likely effectiveness of this tax in increasing the level of packaging waste.
Suggest two further strategies for the government to adopt to increase the level of recycling and evaluate the likely success of one of these.
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Note that the article, 'A tax on packaging would hurt Irish business and hit the poor', represents the views of the packaging industry. Can you find 'other voices' which support taxation on packaging in Ireland and/or other countries?