Government impending taxation
How and why the RPR will work?
In the 2018 budget, the UK Government announced its intention to tax businesses that produce, or import, plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content, taking effect from April 2022.
The impending tax provides a clear, economic incentive for businesses to use recycled materials in the production of plastic packaging.
The RPR presents a solution for the clear identification and display of the recycled content in any given piece of plastic packaging: helping government fairly identify those who should be subject to taxation, and those exemplars who should not.