A levy on condoms and nappies?

Mon, Dec 3, 2012, 00:00

Sir, – I am quite puzzled as to what Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch hopes to achieve by extending the plastic bag levy to condoms (Home News, November 28th).

The intention of the plastic bag levy was to encourage the adoption of reusable bags, thus (in theory) reducing the volume of litter-prone plastic bags in circulation.

What is the intention of extending this levy to condoms? To encourage their reuse? Yours, etc,

STEPHEN SHAW,

Trinity College, Dublin 2.