We are now on the countdown to the introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax in April 2022.
With less than a year to go, you need to know exactly how the tax will affect your business.
Who will be affected, and how?
The Tax will apply to businesses who manufacture, or import into the UK, plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content. This will only apply to businesses who manufacture or import more than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging in a 12 month period. This Tax will be charged at £200 a tonne, so if you manufacture or import large amounts of packaging, this could have a significant impact.
How can Veolia help you to prepare?
Veolia will continue to engage with the government on the Tax and will keep our customers informed of any updates. We will offer detailed guidance on what businesses need to do in practical terms i.e. registering on the dedicated HMRC portal, collecting the necessary evidence to submit, and so on. Our teams can work with businesses individually to address their specific problems and needs, to make sure that none of our customers are stung when the Tax is introduced.