Everything You Need to Know About UK Plastic Packaging Tax

In April 2022, the UK government introduced a series of environmentally-focused legislative measures aimed to financially incentivise the use of recycled material in the production of plastic packaging. The Plastic Packaging Tax undoubtedly affects a broad range of sectors, with businesses scrambling to understand its implications and adjust their operational strategies accordingly.

If you’re in the market for FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers) bulk bags, we have good news for you. Our bulk bags are built with sustainability in mind and are therefore exempt from this tax. Here’s all you need to know about the Plastic Packaging Tax:

What Is the UK Plastic Packaging Tax?

Effective from April 2022, the UK government has enacted a tax on plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled material in its composition. This move is a part of a broader initiative to encourage the recycling of plastic waste, reduce environmental pollution, and drive higher demand for recycled plastic.

Companies are now required to pay £210.82 per tonne of non-compliant plastic packaging, affecting not just manufacturers but also end-users by way of increased costs. For businesses that rely heavily on plastic packaging, this could translate to a significant financial burden.

Bulk bags that contain anything less than 30% recycled plastic will be subject to this new levy, with costs rising from £200 per tonne, to £210.82 as of April 1st 2023. For more information, visit the UK Government’s website here.

Are Cenpac’s FIBC Bulk Bags Tax Exempt?

In the wake of this tax, it’s crucial for businesses to opt for sustainable packaging solutions. The good news is that at Cenpac, our FIBC bulk bags are produced using 30% recyclable materials. This not only makes them an eco-friendly choice but also renders them exempt from the UK Plastic Packaging Tax. Cenpac’s commitment to sustainability means that you can continue to benefit from the versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness of our FIBC bulk bags. We’ve collaborated closely with our suppliers to produce bulk bags exempt of tax regulations by incorporating 30% recycled polypropylene in their construction.

Why Choose Cenpac as your Bulk FIBC Bag Supplier?

Quality Assured

Our FIBC bulk bags undergo a comprehensive quality control process to ensure they meet industry specifications. They are suitable for a variety of industrial applications, including the storage and transportation of granulated materials, powders, and other bulk goods.

Tax Exempt

Being exempt from the Plastic Packaging Tax, our heavy-duty bulk bags can significantly reduce your overall packaging costs. Plus, their robust construction and high load-bearing capacity minimise the risk of accidental spills or leaks, saving you from potential loss or damage.

Environmentally Responsible

By choosing our FIBC bulk bags, you’re contributing to a more sustainable future. The use of recycled polypropylene material lessens the environmental impact of your operations, allowing you to fulfil your corporate social responsibilities.

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax has ushered in an era of accountability and environmental responsibility. As businesses continue to adapt to rapidly changing industries, making cost-efficient decisions becomes crucial. Our bulk bags, crafted with 30% recyclable materials, offer you a sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective solution that complies with the new regulations.

For more information about our range of FIBC bulk bags, or to discuss your specific needs, feel free to contact us today.