The 2022 Plastic Tax | HLP Klearfold

The 2022 Plastic Tax

The British government has recently announced that they will be introducing a Plastic Tax from April 2022. This new tax promises to revolutionise the landscape of plastic packaging production by encouraging businesses to include recycled plastic waste in their manufacturing process.

What is the Plastic Tax?

The 2022 Plastic Tax is a world-leading tax on the production and import of plastics into the UK. The tax will be imposed at a rate of £200 per tonne of plastic packaging that is made of less than 30% recycled material. The Plastic Tax is designed to provide an economic incentive for businesses to use more recycled plastics in production and packaging.

Avoiding the Plastic Tax with HLP Klearfold Plastic Packaging

Every business can take steps to ensure their products and packaging avoid being subjected to the Plastic Tax. By investing in packaging solutions containing at least 30% recycled plastic, your business can save money, while also doing its part to help save the planet.

Many consumers are also becoming more invested in sustainable shopping, and businesses need to adapt to continue to satisfy their customers’ wants and needs. Many mixed material packaging solutions, such as cardboard cartons with plastic windows or hangers, can be challenging to recycle. Instead, opting for one of HLP Klearfold’s 100% recyclable PET packaging solutions can proactively demonstrate to your customers your business’s commitment to sustainability while helping to keep our environment cleaner by closing the loop on the manufacture to landfill cycle.

For years, HLP Klearfold have been committed to producing sustainable and recyclable plastic packaging solutions. Currently, we produce PET plastic made from recycled plastic and, if you’re looking for an even more sustainable solution, our new PCW plastic is now made from up to 100% recycled post consumer waste!

Klearfold packaging products are also SCS Certified, verifying our commitment to the environment and sustainability. Using our SCS certified and recycled plastic waste packaging will allow your business to avoid the upcoming plastic tax while also demonstrating to increasingly-environmentally conscious consumers your business’s commitment to the planet.

HLP Klearfold’s Recycled Plastic Packaging Solutions

With the introduction of the Plastic Tax you can rest assured that you will still be getting the same great quality plastic packaging from Klearfold as before.

Our RPET plastic is produced using a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste plastics and remains as flexible, strong and easy to print on as our standard PET plastic. Additionally, HLP Klearfold is now also able to offer an industry-leading plastic solution made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled plastic. Our PWC plastic goes above and beyond the requirements of the 2022 Plastic Tax, so your business can do your part to protect the planet while offering your customers high quality and durable packaging they deserve.

Using our RPET and PWC plastic packaging will help to protect your business from the upcoming Plastic Tax and allow you to fulfill your environmental responsibility by;

  • Reducing your business’s carbon footprint by up to 60%
  • Diverting used plastics from landfill sites by committing to using recycled plastic waste
  • Reducing the need for burning fossil fuels to create brand new plastics

All of HLP Klearfold’s PET plastics are also 100% recyclable and made from naturally occurring or recycled materials, offering a highly cost-effective solution for environmentally conscious companies and consumers.

Contact us today to find out more about how our PET plastics could help your business to fulfil your sustainability goals and product packaging requirements.