August 4, 2022

Talking implications of the new Plastic Packaging Tax on foodservice

Talking implications of the new Plastic Packaging Tax on foodservice

The Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came into effect on the 1st of April 2022 to provide a clear economic incentive for businesses to use recycled plastic in the manufacturing of their packaging. However, before its implementation, there was confusion surrounding whom the responsibility lies within the supply chain to pay the tax and what kinds of plastic polymers are included in the legislation.  

In this episode, Bidfood’s Sustainable Packaging Manager, Graham Hastings-Stiles explains the tax in full detail, while also sharing his vast expertise in all things plastic. Tune in to find out how the Plastic Packaging Tax is affecting the industry, the challenges it poses to businesses, as well as the benefits to the environment.

Graham also shares some great advice on what businesses can do to reduce their plastic usage (perfect to prepare you for the Single Use Plastics ban) and what Bidfood is doing as an active member of the UK Plastics Pact 2025.

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