Ministry for the Environment of Italy

“..even if taxation in general is seen as distorting, because it alters the economic incentives of the free market system, seen as the most efficient form of allocation of resources, environmental taxation is instead considered corrective of a pre-existing distortion and therefore a way to limit the excessive use of natural resources. Transferring the tax burden also makes possible to preserve and increase employment levels, while at the same time stimulating technological innovation in the recycling industry itself.”

Ministry for the Environment - Italy, Land and Sea Ministry of Economic Development (2017), Towards a Model of Circular Economy for Italy Overview and Strategic Framework