Excessive supermarket food packaging is undermining householders' efforts to recycle and adding to council tax bills, according to a new report.
Just under 40 per cent of supermarket food packaging cannot be easily recycled. So says a recent study by the Local Government Association.
Unnecessary packaging contributes to the £1.8 billion councils will spend on landfill tax between 2008 and 2011. This will surely increase the pressure for increases in council tax.