Podium discussion, Tipi am Kanzleramt Berlin
2022 - The Future of Product Responsibility - 8. November 2022
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EU Plastic Tax at a Glance

In the UK, despite Brexit, the Plastic Tax Act has been in force since 1 April 2022. Italy and Portugal have also already passed legislation on the plastic tax.

In the EU resolution "Revised and Multiannual Financial Framework and European Sustainable Investment Plan (2020/C 324/01)", the European Committee of the Regions proposes, among other things, the implementation of a plastic tax in the Member States. This provides for the fee to be €0.80/kg based on the weight of non-recycled plastic packaging waste.

The objective of the financial framework is the repayment of the "Next Generation EU" construction instrument, which serves to combat the consequences of the Covid pandemic, as well as to achieve long-term goals of the Union. For this purpose, Member States have to pay a contribution to the EU budget based on non-recycled plastic packaging waste. However, there is no obligation to implement the EU's proposed plastic tax.

Some Member States finance this contribution through the national budget, whereas others have already implemented or are considering implementing a legal framework for the plastic tax. In the UK, despite withdrawal from the EU, the plastic tax law has come into force on 1st April 2022. Italy and Portugal have also already enacted legal provisions on the plastic tax.

We are planning an overview of how selected member states are dealing with the plastic tax for one of our next "Compliance Talks" in English and will keep you informed on this.

If you wish to register in the EU as a producer of WEEE, batteries, packaging, textiles or furniture, please contact our advisory service via beratung@take-e-way.de or +49/40/750687-0.

For solutions on the subject of EU product labelling or packaging and, in particular disposal labelling, the trade-e-bility consulting team is at your disposal via beratung@trade-e-bility.de or +49/40/750687-300.

For further information on our international compliance services related to placing electronic equipment, batteries/rechargeable batteries and packaged products or packaging on the market, please click here.

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Head of Advisory services

Phone: +49 40 750687-0

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