Climate Change Agreement for the Plastics Sector

The Polymer Society
17 Jul 2009

The British Plastics Federation is in the final stages of entering into a Climate Change Agreement (BPF CCA) for the Plastics Sector with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

If you have a qualifying site in the UK, this could result in an 80% discount on the Climate Change Levy you pay on electricity and LPG. This scheme will be attractive to companies consuming in excess of 250,000 kWh per annum.

The British Plastics Federation are working to strict deadlines and to take advantage of this substantial discount, you must act now. Gathering all the information necessary may take some time so it is crucial that you start as early as possible.

To register your interests go to where you can download and complete the BPF1 form. Once completed please email the form to

If you start the application process now you may benefit from the CCA discount as of the entry date of 1st October 2009. The absolute cut-off for DECC accepting completed CCA Applications (PP4) for the current scheme year is 31st October 2009 and if you miss this deadline then the next entry point to the scheme will be 1st April 2011.

Missing this deadline could result in losing hundreds of pounds for your business. Early entry could also help your company avoid obligations under the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

For more information on the scheme, please see