New tax on plastic carrier bags

29 January 2020 klockan 16.00

In order to reduce the amount of packaging and packaging waste, a new tax will be introduced on carrier bags made of plastic.

The bags will be subject to a tax of three Swedish kronor each, and smaller, thinner bags with a tax of 30 öre each.

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The new rules will come into force on 1 March 2020.