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Bulgaria is to impose an ecotax on the production of all kinds of plastic bags from October 1 in a new effort to limit their use, the government said today.
 
The government had imposed a tax on the production of standard strength bags last October but shops quickly substituted them with thicker ones to avoid paying.
 
The current tax of 0.35 leva (0.18 euros, $0.22) will also rise every year, the government said in a statement issued after a regular cabinet meeting.

June/13/2012

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