In April 2022, the new Plastics Tax will take effect in the UK. The Plastics Tax is being introduced by the government to encourage the use of recycled material in plastic packaging used in the United Kingdom. The tax will apply to all plastic packaging manufactured in or imported into the UK after April 2022. Packaging that contains a minimum 30% recycled plastic will not be subject to the tax.
In order to provide a bit of background regarding the Plastics Tax, we have summarised the most important facts and implications in the below document. This document is also available for download.