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Mirius Company Statement on UK Government Plastic Packaging Tax

The UK government introduced a new tax on plastic packaging on 1 April 2022. In brief, the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) applies to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Those likely to be affected include UK manufacturers of plastic packaging, importers of plastic packaging, business customers of manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging, and consumers who buy plastic packaging or goods in plastic packaging in the UK. Plastic packaging containing at least 30% recycled plastic material is exempt from the PPT.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Mirius continues to adhere to its long-established practice of using plastic packaging that contains recycled material. On an industry-wide basis, use of recycled plastic packaging of at least 30% recycled content is limited due to well-recognised reasons that present real and on-going challenges to the complete adoption of recycled plastic packaging. However, Mirius prepared for the implementation of the PPT by seeking to source and use in production as comprehensive a range of recycled packaging as possible in order to: 1) continue to support its sustainability commitments, 2) avoid production cost increases and 3) avoid PPT liabilities for our customers.

We are delighted to confirm that the majority of Mirius products are packaged in recycled content containers that are exempt from the PPT. Of the limited number of containers used in our production that do not yet exceed 30% recycled content, our intention remains to transition to tax-exempt packaging.

Mirius customers – please contact Mirius for clarification of the PPT status of the product supplied to you – info@mirius.com

With best regards

Mirius – A Coventry Group Company

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