Spain – New Plastic Tax expected as of January, 1 2021


The new Plastic Tax is an environmental and indirect tax, which will be levied to private or legal persons that manufacture, import or acquire from another EU state non-reusable plastic packaging to be used on the Spanish market.

Non-reusable plastic packaging includes the one designed to contain, protect, manipulate, distribute and present merchandise containing plastic.

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Great Britain – Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT)


The plastic packaging tax (PPT) will come into effect in the UK on 1 April 2022. This means that for any business that imports into the UK, or manufactures in the UK, plastic packaging or products contained in plastic packaging will be liable to register for PPT and pay any tax due if they exceed the threshold of 10 tons of plastic packaging per annum.

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