Packaging and waste legislation

Packaging and waste legislation is in place to protect consumers and reduce the seafood industry's carbon footprint.

Packaging is an important part of any seafood product. It protects the product from damage and contamination, and is the first thing a consumer sees on the shelf. It's also important that seafood packaging doesn't produce unnecessary waste; not only is this poor environmental practice, but it's also a waste of money and resources.

Waste and by-product legislation deals not just with waste minimisation, but with the disposal of waste. Some forms of waste, particularly animal by-products, maybe only be disposed of in approved facilities.

Find out more about Animal by-product disposal. 

More information about packaging and waste legislation can be found at the Gov UK website and the Environment Agency.

Plastic Packaging Tax guidance

We've created guidance on the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), which took effect from 1 April 2022. The PPT is targeted at non-recycled plastic packaging components manufactured within, or imported into, the UK. This includes Northern Ireland.

Access our guidance on the following link below. 

Further information

For further information and guidance, please contact:

Jack Simpson
Regulatory Affairs Advisor
m:
07940 545 567