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The Plastic Packaging Tax will encourage us all to make more sustainable choices

We have a product range that makes those choices easier

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax came into force on 1st April 2022. On 1st April 2024, the tax increased to £217.85 per tonne on plastic packaging that does not contain a minimum of 30% recycled content.

Aimed at manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging, the plastic tax will filter through the supply chain, and encourage us all to make more sustainable choices when it comes to packaging. Macfarlane Packaging can help you prepare…

Want to know more? Click below to download our Plastic Packaging Tax FAQs.

See our Plastic Packaging Tax FAQs

A short video about the Plastic Packaging Tax

This short video explains a little about the Plastic Packaging tax and the current rates it attracts.

Popular eco-friendly packaging products that don’t attract the Plastic Packaging Tax

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To talk to us about what the Plastic Packaging Tax means for your business, and to download our Plastic Tax FAQs, fill in and submit the form

Plastic Packaging Tax FAQs

Significant Six Packaging Review

The packaging review will help you:

  • Reduce storage costs
  • Reduce transport costs
  • Reduce damages and returns
  • Reduce admin costs
  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce material use and costs

Stretch Film Review

The benefits of a stretch film review include:

  • Reduced film costs (by up to 50%)
  • Reduced use of plastic material
  • A Lower carbon footprint
  • Reduced handling time
  • More pallets wrapped with less film
  • Secure & safe transit

The Packaging Optimiser

The Packaging Optimiser will help you:

  • Reduce operational costs
  • Reduce materials costs
  • Reduce the amount of plastic you use
  • Use more recycled plastic
  • Reduce your CO2 emissions