Plastic Packaging Tax.
A new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came into effect in the UK on 1 April 2022. The levy applies to all plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into, the UK that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic.
First Mailing uses plastic film and paper that is fully recyclable, as well as polythene films that meet the 30% requirement of the PPT. Customers can opt to use a wrap made from potato starch, rather than plastic, which decomposes in the waste or recycling bin.
For those customers who wish to move entirely away from plastic, our paper wrapping service is the ideal solution. This cost-effective alternative delivers professional, quality direct mail results. With the ability to produce up to 9,000 packs an hour, the paper (which has already been recycled or is from a sustainable source) can be recycled by the recipient.