The UK has introduced a new tax on plastic packaging that will come into effect on April 1, 2022. Known as the UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), this will affect businesses that manufacture or import plastic packaging, including packaging that already contains goods (such as plastic bottles containing beverages). The tax aims to encourage the use of recycled rather than virgin plastic in packaging (when permitted) and stimulate the increase of recycling and collection of plastic waste.
How will the tax work?
Who needs to register for the tax?
The online platform for registration and payment will become available when the PPT tax takes effect on April 1, 2022. Read more information about registering for Plastic Packaging Tax.
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