Incentives matter, says Colvile, as drop in plastic litter linked to 5p charge

“Incentives matter”, says Robert Colvile, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, in The Guardian Thursday 5 April.

Responding to a report linking the introduction of the 5p charge for single use plastic bags to a reduction in plastic bags ending up in Britain’s oceans, campaigners argue similar charges could be introduced to reduce other public health issues including pollution and congestion.

Robert Colvile said “When it comes to the environment in particular, pricing in external costs is better than heavy-handed regulation”.

Click here to read the full piece in The Guardian.

Date Added: Thursday 5th April 2018