Starting January 1, 2009 Romanians will pay a tax of 0.2 Romanian Ron for each non eco friendly plastic bag. The eco tax will be charged by all economic operators that introduce such bags and will be sent to the environment fund.

The tax will be paid each month by economic operators and they are compelled to inform all buyers of its existence. The main goal of the tax is to decrease the consumption of plastic bags and discourage their free distribution.