Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) 2022

Plastic Packaging Tax also known as PPT  is a new £200 per tonne tax that will be introduced from April 1st 2022 with the aim of encouraging businesses to use recycled materials in the production of plastic packaging. The tax only applies to plastic packaging manufactured in or imported into the UK.

Packaging that has a minimum of 30% recycled materials will not be charged any additional tax. If the packaging has less than 30% recycled materials the business will be charged regardless of whether or not your packaging can be recycled. 

The tax is coming into play to also encourage businesses to work with suppliers which can provide alternatives to plastic altogether. If you wish to seek out innovative packaging alternatives to plastic, please contact our team on 01236 733833 OR email

Get your business ready for the plastic tax by visiting the GOV website.