Evidencing a Products Recycled Content
Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) was introduced on 1 April 2022 and we are approaching the end of the first quarterly accounting period for PPT. For your submission your accounts must show how you have worked out the figures you submit on your PPT return, and your records must show the evidence to support these figures.
Plastic packaging components are not chargeable for plastic packaging tax when they contain at least 30% recycled plastic as a proportion of the total weight of plastic. If you want to claim this exemption, you must have records that could include getting signed documents from your supplier confirming that plastic packaging tax has been properly accounted for.
Duo can evidence through independent audit the internal chain of custody and traceability of recycled content through the production process, for each customer order.
In March 2022 Duo UK obtained a new international certification in the field of environmental sustainability policies: ISO 14021:2016, which allows the issuing of self-declared environmental product claims.
As part of Duo’s ISO 14001:2018 Environmental Management Certification, in line with ISO14021:2016 Environmental labels and declarations — Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling) and within the documented scope;
The manufacture (to customer specification) of polyethylene packaging solutions including polyethylene envelopes, mailing bags, polyethylene carrier bags or sacks, as well as bespoke solutions to meet customer requirements.
Duo can issue a statement for each single batch produced, thanks to the 14021 certification and to the Quality Management System (UNI EN ISO 9001 certification) which can be used as evidence to support your PPT submission.
The ISO14001:2016 standard contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action.
Guidance for PPT is available on the UK Governments collection page.