1 September 2020

IOM3 responds to UK Government Plastic Packaging Tax consultation

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has submitted a written response to the UK HM Revenue & Customs Plastic Packaging Tax consultation.

IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution whose activities promote and develop all aspects of the materials cycle. From exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing and application, to reuse and recycling, IOM3 represents and supports around 15,000 individual members. IOM3 has drawn on the expertise and experience of its members and Technical Communities, including its Packaging Society, Polymer Society and Resources Strategy Group, to prepare this response.

The Plastic Packaging Tax will apply from April 2022 to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into, the UK containing less than 30% recycled plastic. At Budget 2020, the government announced the rate of the tax will be £200 a tonne and launched a consultation seeking views on the detailed design, implementation and administration of the tax.  

IOM3 members benefited from the opportunity to engage directly with HMRC during the consultation period and pose questions to a panel of IOM3 experts at the IOM3 ‘Plastic Packaging Tax: Your Questions Answered’ webinar. 

More information about the consultation can be found on the UK Government website here.

With thanks to the IOM3 members who contributed to this submission.

The full consultation response can be downloaded as a PDF below.

IOM3 Plastic Packaging Tax Consultation Response