UK Plastic Packaging Tax

What is the UK Plastic Packaging Tax?

On 1 April, the UK Government announced a new levy on packaging that will affect businesses across the board.

The ‘Plastic Packaging Tax’ charges GBP200 (US$260) per tonne of “finished plastic packaging components” that contain less than 30% recycled plastic. Manufacturers or importers of ten or more tonnes of plastic will have to pay the tax.


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