So let's get this straight. It's cheaper to dump all the plastic packaging in a land fill site where, after several million years, maybe, someone will rediscover oil and pump it out of the ground to be reused, than it is to drive it to a recycling plant, probably no more than 100 miles away. At the same time, it's cheaper for the supermarkets to import lamb from half-way around the world than for notionally the same product, home-grown.
I'm not against green-oriented taxes on petrol, and I have very little sympathy for farmers or lorry drivers, but, just for a moment, I wondered whether it might be a good idea to waive fuel duty on recycling loads, whilst imposing it on aeroplane fuel? I'm not anti-globalisation, but doesn't it make sense to ship things round the world only when they have to be produced in a different location from that where they are consumed, and otherwise, to produce them locally? Obviously I must have missed something here and my sanity will return shortly.