The goal is that it will help to create a non-toxic living, according to Finance Minister Per Bolund MP.

The proposal means that anyone who professionally manufactures or imports electronics goods containing certain hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants, have to pay tax.

- We believe that Sweden can become a pioneer and a test market for innovative products which do not have these chemicals, he says.

Per Bolund says the government could consider abolishing the tax entirely for electronics goods that do not contain any health or environmental hazardous substances at all.


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