Navigating the Plastic Tax Increase: Metaplast Offers Sustainable Solutions

In the ongoing battle against plastic pollution, the United Kingdom has been taking significant strides. One such measure is the Plastic Packaging Tax, introduced on April 1, 2022, as part of the government’s Resources and Waste strategy. This tax is designed to incentivise the use of recycled plastic in packaging, discouraging reliance on virgin plastics and diverting plastic away from incineration or landfill. With the recent increase in the tax rate from £210.82 per tonne to £217.85 per tonne, effective from April 1st, 2024, the urgency to adopt sustainable alternatives has become even more pronounced.

For companies within the plastics industry, this tax hike serves as a reminder of the need to prioritise eco-friendly practices. Here at Metaplast as a prominent distributor and manufacturer of plastic containers, we’re offering a range of products exempt from the plastic tax, thereby providing sustainable alternatives to businesses and consumers alike.

Introducing Metaplast’s Eco-Friendly Solutions

Our commitment is evident in our PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) range of products, which are exempt from the Plastic Packaging Tax. Among these offerings are our Eco JerryCans, manufactured from 30% post-consumer recycled HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene). These jerry cans come in 10, 20 & 25 Litres, catering to various storage needs.

Designed with both functionality and environmental consciousness in mind, the Eco JerryCans boast features that enhance usability and durability. Their ‘no leak’ pouring spout and closure ensure precise and safe dispensing, while the ergonomic ‘smooth grip’ handle facilitates comfortable carrying. Moreover, these cans are stackable when not in use, optimizing storage space and organizational efficiency.

Metaplast’s PCR range extends beyond jerry cans to include containers specifically designed for liquids. With secure closures and label panels, these containers offer practical solutions for a wide range of applications. Notably, the PCR composition makes them an environmentally responsible choice, aligning with the goals of reducing plastic waste and promoting a circular economy.

A Sustainable Solution for Every Need

Metaplast’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond mere compliance with regulations—it is a driving force behind innovation and product development. In addition to the PCR 30% range, Metaplast offers a 100% PCR range, further reducing reliance on virgin plastics and minimising environmental impact.

While these products offer a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic packaging, it’s essential to note that they are not recommended for use with foods. Their versatility however does make them ideal for storing a variety of non-food liquids, from industrial chemicals to household cleaning products.

As businesses and consumers continue to navigate the evolving landscape of environmental regulations, here at Metaplast we remain steadfast in our mission to provide eco-friendly solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

By choosing Metaplast’s Plastic Tax-exempt products, companies can not only reduce their environmental footprint but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come. Watch this space!