From April 2022, the UK government will impose a tax on all plastic packaging. The tax applies to plastic packaging produced in, or imported into the UK that does not contain at least 30% recycled content.
How will this benefit UK business? The tax will create greater local demand for recycled plastic, and in turn increasing levels of recycling and collection of plastic waste domestically, diverting it away from landfill or incineration to increase recycling rates and meet targets. This will support the brand owners and retailers to meet their sustainability targets while ensuring a level playing field. The second consultation deadline to contribute to the implementation of the tax has now been amended to August 20th 2020, so there’s still time to have your say.
Are you a food manufacturer concerned about meeting health and safety standards as well as recycled content targets?
Are you a packaging manufacturer and concerned that charges will impact your bottom line?
As part of our Sustainable Packaging Academy, we’ve prerecorded a webinar discussing the plastic packaging tax and the existing or developing solutions for the industry to prepare for the tax here.
Veolia is hosting a FREE Q&A session on
Thursday 4th June to discuss these topics:
Implementation of the future plastic packaging tax
Food waste packaging and recycled content
Labelling and consumer engagement & improving collection systems
You’ll be joined by our expert panel on hand to answer any questions you might have:
Veolia, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Veolia, External Affairs Director
Dr Helene Roberts
Robinson Packaging, CEO