budget will target plastic bottles with new taxes - plastic water bottle suppliers
Tax on bottles, polystyrene boxes and foam
Packaging will be introduced in next week's budget as part of an attempt to reduce plastic waste.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce the government's plan to limit the number of single people who are most damaging to the environment --
The use of plastic products, but will stress that retailers may not impose new taxes as he tries to avoid hitting consumers directly while living standards are stagnant.
A Treasury source said yesterday that manufacturers could be charged.
Ministers are already considering a deposit plan for plastic bottles.
The new tax will not begin until the new year.
Officials in the Treasury Department say the scale of marine pollution makes it inevitable to act.