Packaging Tax Calculator

Latest Update:

this calculator has been amended to reflect the latest Goverment price increase to the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) as of April 1st 2024, now at £217.85 per metric tonne.

As a result, there is now even more incentive to explore recycled alternatives to standard polymers in plastic packaging. Please contact us to discuss solutions specific for your application, we will be happy to support you.

With the packaging introduced in the UK at the start of April 2022, converters are using increasing quantities of recycled material to meet the 30% recycled content threshold and avoid the tax.

See our calculator below to see how premium grades of recycled material can save you money in single use packaging applications. Even at a £500 / MT premium over virgin grades, the right recycled grade can save you money over 100% virgin solutions.

What you need to know.
You may need to register.

If you expect to import into the UK or manufacture in the UK 10 tonnes or more of finished plastic packaging components in the next 30 days – you may need to register here for the tax. 

Type in your material costs to see how much you could save by using 30% recycled content. 
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