This is my Microeconomics IA, which scored full marks in 2019.

The topic was plastic bag taxation. Since we are still facing a plastic pollution problem, it will be a relevant resource to refer to if you are interested in this topic!


[Sample excerpts]

Carry the cost: plastic bag levy ‘to rise to 10p – with no shop spared’

24 August 2018


Ministers have been considering rolling out the plastic bag levy to all shops and doubling it to 10p.

The prime minister was reportedly planning to announce the proposals next week as part of a series of measures designed to encourage the reuse of carrier bags and reduce the UK’s reliance on plastics, which are harmful to the environment.

Reports in various Saturday newspapers suggested Theresa May was planning to open a consultation

on the proposals to increase the charge and roll it out to all retailers, ending the exemption for those employing fewer than 250 people.

Downing Street declined to confirm the reports, which appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Sun on Friday night, calling them “speculation”.

But May has previously spoken publicly about her desire to extend the existing scheme, which was introduced in 2015, in a bid to end what she termed Britain’s “throwaway culture”.

In a speech on the environment given in January, May pledged to consult on the plan. She briefed cabinet ministers, telling them the government had a clear belief in “conserving what is good, and standing against the profligate use of resources – whether it be public money or natural resources”, her official spokesman said at the time…

  • Total number of pages: 4 pages
  • Topic:Carry the cost: plastic bag levy ‘to rise to 10p – with no shop spared’
  • Subject: Economics
  • The file is in PDF format.