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Plastic Packaging Tax

The Plastic Packaging Tax came into force on 1 April 2022 and is charged at a rate of £200 per tonne. But, what does this mean for you and your business and more importantly, how can Amphorea Packaging make this process seamless for you?

Firstly, we will start by outlining what the Plastic Packaging Tax actually is. According to the UK Government, “This is a tax that will apply to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Plastic packaging is packaging that is predominantly plastic by weight.  It will not apply to any plastic packaging which contains at least 30% recycled plastic, or any packaging which is not predominantly plastic by weight. Imported plastic packaging will be liable to the tax, whether the packaging is unfilled or filled.”

So with the above in mind, what options do we have? Here at Amphorea we believe in giving you the choice to make an objective decision when it comes to your packaging requirements.

The Plastic Packaging Tax has implications across all plastic items if they are predominantly plastic by weight, so if you do decide to continue to use virgin plastic this tax will apply to you. We believe that you should have all of the pricing for your total order in one place, so when you buy from Amphorea Packaging, your invoice will reflect the total price of the product with all tax included. This ensures that you have the full costing of your investment from the start without additional suprises.

The Plastic Packaging Tax covers a range of items, including HDPE bottles, PET Bottles and Stackables to name a few. While we understand the need to transition to a more circular economy regarding plastic packaging, currently it is not feasible for all customers.

With the transition in mind, we are working to bring you a wide range of PCR & rPET options, which can be used as an alternative while still providing you with the highest quality of products.

Our experienced Account Managers are on hand if you require assistance moving your current packaging to a more sustainable option. They have vast experience in developing a partnership to ensure that your transition is seamless.

As the UK and Europe move towards a more sustainable packaging model, we will find that the requirement to have recycled packaging becomes a must rather than a luxury. We will continue to create a comprehensive stock package to ensure our customers have access to their required packaging at all times.

Please contact our sales team on [email protected] if you would like more information regarding moving to a sustainable packaging solution.

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