From 1st April 2022, HMRC are introducing a new tax on plastic packaging made from less than 30% recycled content. Read below to find out what this means for your business and what Antalis are doing to ensure compliance and support its customers.
The tax will apply to plastic packaging produced in, and imported into the UK, where plastic is the predominant weight of the packaging. The charge will be £200 per tonne for plastic packaging that contains less than 30% recycled content.
The tax provides a clear economic incentive for businesses to use recycled material within their plastic packaging, which will create greater demand for this material and in turn stimulate increased levels of recycling and collection of plastic waste, diverting it away from landfill or incineration.
The tax will apply to UK manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging that contains less than 30% recycled plastic content. Plastic Packaging Tax is chargeable when the plastic packaging component is finished within the UK, or when finished plastic packaging is imported.
There will be an exemption for businesses who manufacture and/or import less than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging in a 12-month period.
Where you continue to use Plastic Packaging that has under 30% recycled content, you will be charged £200 per tonne. Speak to us for advice on the best recycled products and packaging solutions that are available to your business.
Plastic Packaging – we are reviewing our entire range of plastic packaging products and introducing recycled alternatives to help minimise the impact of the tax, without reducing product protection.
Compliance – we are doing due diligence with our suppliers by collecting evidence and ensuring we have the necessary information to report correctly to HMRC and give our customers confidence in the products you buy from us.
Support and advice – our packaging experts are here to help you review your current plastic packaging products and recommend the best recycled alternatives or environmental solutions.
Packaging Design – our Smart Packaging centre team can design solutions the minimise plastic usage or eliminate it altogether.
We currently have a selected range of products that are exempt from the Plastics Tax, but we are working closely with our suppliers to ensure as many of our products are exempt (i.e. made from 30% or more recycled content) without compromising on product quality and performance.
Please contact us to find out more about our range of plastic tax exempt products or for advice on selecting recycled products and packaging solutions for your business.