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Our Zero Plastic Packaging Tax products

Any plastic packaging not using at least 30% recycled material in its manufacture is subject to the Plastic Packaging Tax, which commenced 1st April 2022.

What does the Plastic Packaging Tax apply to and how do our zero Plastic Packaging Tax products help?

The tax applies to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into, the UK where the plastic used in its manufacture is less than 30% recycled.

The rate of the Plastic Packaging Taxis £200 per metric tonne of plastic packaging, all companies purchasing packaging should keep records, even if all of what you manufacture or import contains more than 30% recycled plastic packaging. You can find out more here.

The requirement for recycled plastic packaging is set to rise considerably as the public seek answers to littering and pollution problems, pressuring brands to take action.

Introducing the first of our new Zero Plastic Packaging Tax 30% recycled plastic packaging range…

Cambrian has watched with interest over the years as the demand for (PCR) post-consumer recycled plastic packaging has grown. In 2017 we introduced our Ecycle™ range, which is made using 100% recycled HDPE (rHDPE). You can view that here

The first addition to the new Zero Plastic Packaging Tax range was the 250ml in natural HDPE but the range is growing all the while and now covers over 20 bottles including our popular 500ml and 750ml Elan spray bottles. 

We’ll be adding more items to this range, so look out for the Zero Plastic Packaging Tax logo shown at the top of this page. The new bottles will be exactly the same popular shape, dimensions and weight as the standard items, meaning no changes to labels will be necessary. Samples can be requested on each product page via the website.

We hope this will be a game-changer for many of our customers, as it will preclude these products from liability for the Plastic Packaging Tax. Our intention is to offer 30% recycled plastic packaging as a stock item wherever commercially viable. We are already working to expand the range further and we’ll ensure all customers are informed of developments.

A note on colour…

Bottle made using recycled material will usually show a grey or green tinge; we should think of this as a characteristic of recycled material not a problem. Attitudes toward colour are changing, click HERE to read our blog on this subject. 

Cambrian Packaging – a complete solution to your spray-applied product range 

For a complete solution from one quality supplier, it’s worth knowing that we specialise in trigger spray heads and spray bottles; we stock a comprehensive range of plastic bottles, dispensers, caps and closures. For example, if you are in need of small spray bottles for use with pet care products, we can recommend the quietest trigger spray heads or bottle sprayers for your purpose. We’re pleased to be the exclusive UK distributor for two leading trigger spray head manufacturers, in addition to stocking imported alternatives. 

An overview of our range of plastic spray bottles can be found in our new Product Guide. Request your free copy from our sales team or click here. To keep up to date with Cambrian Packaging, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn

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