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Plastic Packaging Tax

Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) will take effect from 1st April 2022.

The tax will apply to;

  • Plastic packaging manufactured in or imported into the UK and;
  • Plastic with less than 30% recycled content and for;
  • Businesses that manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging over a 12-month period.

The rate of the tax will be £200 per metric tonne of plastic packaging.

The tax will be applicable to those retail businesses who produce and sell own brand products.

Businesses will need to keep records and register for the tax, even if all the packaging you manufacture or import contains more than 30% recycled plastic.

Obligated businesses will be able to register from 1st April 2022 and will have until 30th April 2022 to do so. ACS will share further details about business registration when made available.

The purpose of the PPT is to encourage the use of recycled rather than new plastic within plastic packaging.

The current government buisness guidance is avaliable here.

Please contact Lydia.Hamilton-Rimmer@acs.org.uk for more information.