The Plastic Packaging Tax Hub

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What does it mean for you?

At the Budget 2018, the Government first announced the introduction of a Plastic Packaging Tax from 1st April 2022. Further details were announced in the years that followed. The tax aims to encourage greater use of recycled plastic and help tackle plastic waste.


  • The UK-wide Plastic Packaging Tax came into effect on 1st April 2022.
  • The tax applies to plastic packaging manufactured in or imported into the UK containing less than 30% recycled content.
  • The tax is charged at a rate of £200 per tonne.
  • Businesses are exempt from paying the tax if they manufacture or import less than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging in a 12 month period.


Below you can find a range of resources to help you navigate the tax:

  • Our webinar took place in 2021, and featured speakers from Veolia and RECOUP discussing the implications of the tax.
  • We were asked a multitude of questions about the tax during our webinar. You can find the answers to all of these below.
  • Our guide is your downloadable resource to keep and share with your teams, to make sure everyone is in the know.
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What can Veolia do for you?

Veolia will continue to engage with the Government on future changes to the Plastic Packaging Tax.
To further support your business to navigate the tax, please get in touch with your Veolia Contract Manager and look out for updates here on the Plastic Packaging Tax Hub.

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