UK Chancellor announces plastic packaging tax from 2022

Published: 12-Mar-2020

The tax aims to boost the use of recyclable packaging by 40%, with charges made per tonne on packaging comprising less than 30% recycled plastic

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The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a tax on plastic packaging designed to boost the use of recyclable plastic.

In his first-ever budget, delivered yesterday, Rishi Sunak outlined plans to implement a tax on plastic packaging from 2022.

Sunak said: “To tackle the scourge of

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