UK Plastic Packaging Tax vs EU Plastic Levy - What is the difference?

The UK's upcoming plastic packaging tax and the EU's more imminent plastic levy, has proved to cause some confusion around the difference between the two, so we are providing clarity

You can read more about the UK's plastic packaging tax and the current consultation on this (closes 20 August 2020 ) HERE and for more details on the EU's recently announced plastic levy, please click HERE.

UK Plastic Tax vs EU Plastic Levy

Below is a summary of the key differences between both, including who it applies to, salient figures and where the funds go...

For any queries or thoughts regarding these topics, please email and our Policy team will endeavour to advise.