Should We Tax Production of Plastics and Plastic Sources to Pay for Environmental Cleanup?

Here are two recent articles for you to consider concerning the balance between the economic benefits from natural gas/fracking and the adverse environmental consequences of plastic waste. Why can’t we balance the benefits against the adverse effects by imposing taxes on the production of plastics and plastic sources (such as natural gas extraction) the revenues of which would be used for environmental cleanup?https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2019/11/15/despite-scotlands-fracking-ban-imported-american-shale-gas-is-key-to-the-economy-there-to-some-its-an-uneasy-state-of-affairs/ https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/07/environmentalists-have-removed-nearly-40-tonnes-of-trash-from-the-pacific/

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