Everything you need to know about the UK’s incoming Plastic Packaging Tax

From April 2022, a new tax on plastic packaging will be in place in the UK. Which products will be affected, how much is it, what penalties and sanctions are in place if manufacturers don’t comply, and what steps should the industry be taking now? Elizabeth Small, corporate partner, and Lianne Baker, corporate knowledge development lawyer at Forsters inform about the new legislation.

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US coalition to advocate for composting investments

Six trade groups and non-governmental organizations tied to organics recycling have formed the United States Composting Infrastructure Coalition. The new Washington-based coalitions says it will “support innovative and responsible waste reduction and recovery solutions like composting.” Members of the new coalition are the U.S. Composting Council, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), the Plant Based Products Council, the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the Biodegradable Products Institute, the Foodservice Packaging Institute and Corn Refiners Association.

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European plastic industry faces extreme raw material shortage and price increase

The European plastics converting industry is facing severe shortages of raw materials and extreme price increases never experienced. This situation is threatening the economic survival of numerous SMEs but also endangering the production of countless products, ranging from applications in the building and automotive industry to essential goods for the food packaging and pharmaceutical supply chains.

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