It has been announced in the news today, that a plastic bottle and can tax is to be introduced to cut down on the waste that people in the UK throw away each year. Scotland and Wales will also be doing studies into the possibility of doing the same thing. Excellent news as far as i am concerned, but i do think the manufacturing companies should be doing a hell of a lot more to use plastics that can be re-cycled. We as consumers never asked food producers to use more and more plastics when packing food. I think they should take responsibility for the huge increase in plastics that are used. I think they should be made to pay for machines outside supermarkets to encourage people to bring used items back to the supermarkets, and i think they should be made to use better materials that will not add to the mountains of plastics. And i also think, that when they create a new type of packaging, they should also create a way of disposing of the used container, or a way to re-cycle it. What do you think?