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March 30, 2021

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 | Plastics and packaging taxes: threat or opportunity? (1 pm BST)

In this webcast, panellists will explore the various dimensions of the plastics and packaging legislative landscape with a tax, regulatory and, operational lens.

Every year in Europe, 26 million metric tons of plastic waste are generated. Currently, less than 30% of plastic waste is being collected for recycling. The EU plans include a target for recycling at least 50% of plastic packaging by 2025 and 55% by 2030. Narrowing the gap would require a reduction of plastic at its source and improved plastics waste management. 

Legislative change, such as the EU Plastics Tax Levy and EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, is one of the measures aimed at increasing reusable and recyclable packaging and reducing waste. EU Member States, namely Spain and Italy, have started to legislate for the levy, with impact on businesses across many sectors.

The United Kingdom has also set out legislative plans for their own Plastic Packaging Tax. Additionally, other countries are considering their own positions.

How will you keep up with the dynamic legislative landscape and compliance requirements?

Agenda at a glance

  • Scene-setting: the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy plan
  • Proposed European plastics legislation, specifically Italy and Spain
  • European outlook, including the UK
  • Extended producer responsibility policies overview 
  • Operationalizing the approach to compliance
  • How EY teams can help you navigate and address the evolving packaging tax landscape

Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 EDT New York; 13:00 – 14:00 BST London; 14:00 – 15:00 CET Paris

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