Get a quick overview of the Uk plastic tax here!


Will my business be affected?

The following will be affected by the tax;

  • UK manufacturers of plastic packaging
  • Importers of plastic packaging
  • Business customers of manufacturers
  • Importers of plastic packaging
  • Consumers who buy plastic packaging or goods in plastic packaging in the UK.

However, there will be an exemption for manufacturers and importers of less than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging per year.

How expensive will it be if i do not switch?

There will be a £200 per tonne charge on packaging which contains less than 30% of recycled plastic.

How will the tax be calculated?

The tax will be calculated by the amount of taxable plastic within the content.


*All information have been found on the official Government website. Click here to learn more.