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On our way to a greener future...

The current environmental impact of packaging plays a crucial part in our current climate crisis. Our ethos at Test Valley Packaging is to support a sustainable future, this focus is growing stronger each year. As part of this commitment, by April 2022 all of our existing products made from 100% virgin plastic will now be available in 30% recycled content plastic.

Plastic Tax & Recycled Content Guide

The UK government has now introduced a tax for plastic packaging produced in, or imported into the UK that doesn’t contain at least 30% recycled content. Many businesses have already begun to switch to paper alternatives in preparation for the plastic tax that begins in 2022 and there are multiple factors to why you should be preparing or taking action now.

This guide will explain:

»  Who the tax applies to
»  How the tax will affect your business
»  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace
»  Frequently asked questions
»  Products that avoid the Plastic Tax
»  Free Plastic Tax Review

Frequently Asked Questions

Lisa answers our most frequently asked questions about plastic tax! You can download our plastic tax guide for all.

We have tried and tested multiple options for each plastic alternative to ensure the performance remains the same. The results have been outstanding!

Test Valley are recognised as packaging industry experts, we have been supporting businesses by offering alternative products to avoid the upcoming UK Plastic Tax in April 2022. We will be releasing our 30% recycled content products in the coming weeks and months.

Recycled Content Products

Throughout our website we have marked all of our products with our “30% recycled” badge, which means the product is made with at least 30% recycled material. You can view more details and the exact recycled content within the product pages.

You ask, we answer 

Our team of packaging experts are here to help, with 40+ years of experience and a passion for helping others – you can count on us. Pick up the phone and call 01264 598400 or use our online contact form here.

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