Sustainable Products and News
Plastic Packaging Tax
The plastic packaging tax came into effect on 1st April 2022.
This new tax applies to plastic packaging produced or imported into the UK that does not contain at least 30% recycled materials. The rate of the tax is £200 per metric tonne of plastic packaging, and it is hoped that it will provide a clear incentive for business to use recycled materials in the production of plastic packaging, which will create greater demand for this material and in turn stimulate increased levels of recycling and collection of plastic waste, diverting it away from landfill or incineration.
The tax will be paid by us (XWPPT0000000922) or by the appropriate upstream supplier on your behalf.
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Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste)
If your business or organisation produces or uses packaging, or sells packaged goods, you may be classed as an ‘obligated packaging producer.’ It ensures that packaging producers take responsibility for their environmental impact in the aim too:
- Reduce the amount of packaging produced in the first place.
- Reduce how much packaging waste goes to landfill.
- Increase the amount of packaging waste that’s recycled and recovered.
Businesses are obligated under these regulations should they meet both of the following criteria:
- You handled 50 tonnes of packaging material in the previous calendar year.
- You have a turnover of more than 2 million a year (based on the last financial years accounts).
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At Kilby Packaging we understand the need for environmentally friendly packaging to ensure we all have a sustainable future. We stock a range of eco-friendly alternatives with great green credentials which do not compromise on protection and performance during shipping. Improve your packing process and become more eco-friendly with your shipments, here are a few of our favourite products.
Paper Mailing Bags Paper Packaging Tapes Honeycomb Paper
Voidfill Packing Paper Storopack PAPERbubble Brown Postal Boxes