Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

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Tara Button, founder of sustainable retailer Buy Me Once, has launched a petition to challenge big retailers who destroy or throw away perfectly good stock. She is calling for the introduction of a special tax and fines for past offences, citing Coach, Burberry, Amazon and Nike among the names know to have destroyed saleable pieces.

She said: "This would force these billionaire retailers to come up with more ethical, less wasteful ways to distribute surplus goods, and to become better at controlling over-production. If we make it too expensive for retailers to do the wrong thing, they'll be forced to do the right thing."

Sign the petition here.

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