Policy briefing: Time to start preparing for the plastic packaging tax

A consultation on a planned plastic packaging tax, one of the government’s flagship policies designed to combat the proliferation of single-use plastics, closes on 12 May 2019.

What will the tax apply to?

It is proposed that the tax will apply to all plastic packaging made in the UK, or imported (unfilled) into the UK, and which has less than 30% recycled content. This percentage may change in future to encourage greater recycling.

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