Plastic Packaging Tax Summary
Why is this important for your business?
- This is a new tax applicable in the UK;
- There are penalties for liable businesses who do not register
- Costs for some businesses may be significant
ERP UK has produced this briefing for companies wanting to understand the
What is the Plastic Packaging Tax?
A new £200 per tonne tax on plastic packaging in the UK – from April 2022.
Plastic Packaging Tax, its reporting requirements and costs will be in addition to pre-existing requirements (for example Packaging Waste compliance under producer responsibility regulations).
What is the aim of the Plastic Packaging Tax?
To increase the use of recycled material in the production of plastic packaging. The tax will encourage businesses to work with suppliers of products whose packaging includes recycled material. Demand for recycled material is expected to increase the collection and recycling of waste plastic – reducing the amount which is landfilled or incinerated.