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UK to seek to cut plastic waste through tax system, charges -Hammond

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The British government will look into ways to reduce plastic waste through the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday during his budget speech to parliament.

"With ... the Environment Secretary I will investigate how the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items can reduce waste," Hammond said, giving no further details. (Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison)