Be prepared for the Plastic Packaging Tax
What is the Plastic PackagingTax?
The Plastic Packaging Tax applies to all finished plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. The tax is intended to encourage greater use of recycled plastic.
When will it come into effect?
The Plastic Packaging Tax will take effect from 1 April 2022
Will the Plastic Packaging Tax affect my business?
If you are a business that manufactures or imports plastic packaging, including if you import packaging which already contains goods (such as plastic bottles), then you may be affected.
It is estimated that around 20,000 manufacturers, importers, business customers of manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging, and consumers who buy plastic packaging or goods in plastic packaging in the UK will be affected. This will can affect Businesses and their supply chains.
There are exceptions from the tax, check at – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-your-business-ready-for-the-plastic-packaging-tax/get-your-business-ready-for-the-plastic-packaging-tax
What can I do to prepare?
- You can start to make changes to the packaging you manufacture or import so that they include at least 30% recycled plastic
- Assess your supply chains to determine which are affected, who is the responsible party, and any required amendment to contracts and pricing
Where can I find out more information?