Tax natural resource use, say consumers in Ipsos survey
- 71% think businesses that use scarce natural resources should be taxed, according to a new Ipsos survey.
- 85% want to see appropriate product labelling on goods.
- Agreement was strongest in developing economies.
- Moving away from a ‘take-make-dispose’ approach to a more circular economy is considered a key strategy in combatting climate change.
A growing number of people are willing to pay extra for the things they buy, if it helps protect the planet’s scarce natural resources.
A survey carried out by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum has found that 71% of people agree that businesses whose activities use scarce natural resources should pay additional taxes – even if that pushes up the purchase price of goods and services.
An even greater majority – 85% of adults across 28 countries – said they want to see “information on the use of scarce natural…