This is a new tax that will apply to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. It will not apply to any plastic packaging which contains at least 30% recycled plastic, or any packaging which is not predominantly plastic by weight.
The tax will take effect from 1 April 2022 and will apply at a rate of £200 per tonne for packaging with less than 30% recycled plastic.
Businesses who may be affected by this new tax should consider how this may work through their cash flow in the forthcoming years post April 2022.
If you would like to discuss this in more detail please contact our partner, Jacqui Gudgion.