Open Consultation – Plastic Packaging Tax

Plastic Packaging Tax

Chemical recycling and the adoption of a mass balance approach

On 18 July 2023, the government published a 12-week consultation on allowing a mass balance approach (MBA) for calculating the recycled content in packaging made from chemically recycled plastic waste, for the purposes of the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT).

If introduced, these changes will aim to create the right conditions for further investment in the UK chemical recycling sector.

The consultation also considers the future of the exemption from PPT for the immediate packaging of human medicines if a MBA is permitted, and the treatment of pre-consumer waste as recycled material for the tax.

Share your views about the consultation at Plastic packaging tax – chemical recycling and adoption of a mass balance approach 10 October 2023. If you respond please send me a copy of your response.

If you have a comment on any of the above please let me know.


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