Increase in the Plastic Packaging Tax Levi

23 March 2023

On 15th March 2023 the UK Government announce that the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) will increase from the 1st of April 2023 in line with the consumer price index.

This means that the new PPT charge will increase from £200.00 per tonne up to £210.82.  

Rate change from 1 April 2023 for Plastic Packaging Tax - GOV.UK (

How does this affect our Distributors?

We appreciate the UK Government announcement has been made with very short notice and many of you will have already scheduled orders with us for delivery in April. Premier Limpet will apply the new Level of PPT all orders placed with us from 1st of April 2023.

How to avoid the PPT

The PPT was introduced last year with a clear aim to provide an economic incentive for businesses to used recycled plastic in the manufacture of plastic packaging, which will create greater demand for this material. In turn, this will stimulate increased levels of recycling and collection of plastic waste. Premier Limpet has a range of high-quality tapes that are exempt from PPT including a printed tape manufactured using 34% recycled material alongside a range of self-adhesive or water activated paper tapes which can be printed up to four colours.


For more information on these tapes, please follow the links below or contact your Account Manager.

Paper tapes:

Filmic tapes:

For more information of using printed tapes in a more environmentally way, please get in touch and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss the options available.

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