but plain banning on non recyclable plastics at the current time of production should be the go to option
Recycling is not the solution here. We need to use less raw material, not pretend that it's all good if it can theoretically be recycled. A large proportion of the waste which is collected for recycling is not even recycled as it is.
If it’s unnecessary plastic to start with then recycled/recyclable or not, it doesn’t really matter.
Yes, we should be ensuring that on all products manufacturers can’t just label as “plastic, check local recycling”, and that as much as possible recyclable plastics are used when plastic is essential, but it’s “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle” in that order for a good reason.
I completely agree that reducing packaging design to the minimum needed, rather than having large areas of packaging to make a product more attractive.
However, my comments about recycling goes beyond the plastic element, but all packaging as a whole. Typically packaging is not going to be reusable, in the sense of a consumer end point, and recycling has to be key, to encourage that raw material used is completely made from recyclable material and that packaging can also be recycled is far more effective, than just saying use less raw material.
Clearly a nation-wide effort is needed, by bringing in industry wide reform, & reforming consumer habit. I think we can both agree more needs to be done, and passing the cost to the consumer in general through taxation is not going help the overall reduction of non-recyclable packaging. The idea that taxation will have a trickle down effect for change will take too long & if the entire industry does’t change from the taxation the effort & only increases the exchequers coffers and nothing for the environment.