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How BlueSky’s PCR Solutions Tackle Plastic Packaging Tax Challenges

Our Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) solutions are helping you navigate the complexities of the UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax.

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax, effective from April 2022, is a crucial environmental regulation, imposing a levy on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content. As of 1st April 2024, the rate will stand at £217.85 per tonne, a clear signal from the government about the importance of sustainable packaging.

At BlueSky, we recognise the significance of this tax and its implications for the packaging industry. That’s why we’ve been proactive in developing and promoting our range of PCR solutions, with a range of PCR content from 30% to 100%. These products not only help businesses comply with the tax but also align with the growing consumer demand for environmentally responsible packaging.

Here’s what our Head of Supply Chain, Adrian Wade, says about our approach:

“In response to the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, we’ve embraced the challenge of creating dynamic supply chains that integrate PCR PET materials. This approach is pivotal in ensuring that our product development and launch processes are not only environmentally conscious but also tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers.”

Our commitment to sustainability is not just a response to regulatory pressures. It’s a core part of our business philosophy. By integrating PCR materials into our packaging solutions, we’re able to offer products that are more sustainable and high-quality.

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key factor in consumer decisions. More and more, consumers are showing a preference for products with sustainable packaging. This shift is not just a reflection of changing consumer values, but it also presents a substantial market opportunity for brands that emphasise environmental responsibility in their packaging choices.

BlueSky’s PCR solutions are designed to help businesses tap into this opportunity. Our packaging options are not only compliant with the latest regulations but also offer a competitive edge in a market increasingly driven by eco-conscious consumers.

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax is a catalyst for change in the packaging industry. At BlueSky, we’re proud to be at the forefront, offering PCR solutions that meet the twin goals of regulatory compliance and sustainability.


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