Changes in Plastic Packaging Tax


Are you aware of the increase in Plastic Packaging Tax and how it will impact your business?

Effective from April 1st, 2024, Plastic Packaging Tax is increasing from £210.82 to £217.85 per tonne.

This change reflects ongoing efforts to promote environmentally friendly practices and reduce virgin plastic usage.

While plastic has been a convenient material for packaging, its environmental impact cannot be ignored. With the implementation of the plastic packaging tax, we see an opportunity to accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly alternatives and drive positive change throughout our industry.

This increase in tax serves as a catalyst for innovation, pushing us to explore and invest in sustainable packaging options such as biodegradable materials, recyclable alternatives and reusable packaging solutions.


Since the introduction of the Plastic Tax in 2022, we have been working behind the scenes to ensure that products that must be made from plastic, such as tape and pallet wrap, are produced with 30%+ PCW and PIW to guarantee the plastic tax does not affect you!

We understand that adapting to new regulations and shifting consumer preferences can be challenging. Therefore, we are here to provide guidance, expertise and a wide range of sustainable packaging solutions to meet your needs.

If you have questions relating to plastic tax and its implications on your operation, just give us a call or email plastictax@carltonpackaging.com to talk to one of our plastic tax experts!

Together, we can reduce plastic waste and create a healthier planet for all.