Packaging and waste legislation
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.
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.
For further information and guidance, please contact: