Plastic Packaging Tax

UK plastic packaging tax comes into force


Here’s everything you need to know:

The UK’s new packaging tax comes into force today (1 April) setting out new costs on any plastic packaging that doesn’t meet thresholds for recycled content. Here, edie’s rounds up of everything you need to know.

For any plastic packaging that consists of less than 30% recycled plastic content, businesses will have to pay a rate of £200 per metric tonne

From today (April 1) manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging will have to comply with a new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). The PPT is a new tax on any plastic packaging – packaging that consists predominantly of plastics by weight – with less than 30% recycled plastic content.

What businesses will be impacted?

According to the Government, the PPT is expected to impact around 20,000 manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging in the UK.



Enter the Product Awards


You only have until the 7th of April to enter The Product awards in association with The Grocer and Farm Shop and Deli show. 

A great opportunity to showcase your product even if you are not exhibiting at the show. 

For more information click here 



World Innovation Food Award Winners - Photo Credit, IFE
World Innovation Food Award Winners – Photo Credit, IFE

World Food Innovation Awards 2022 winners revealed!


It was great to see the winner announced for the World Food Innovation awards at IFE. In case you were not there in person, we wanted to share the winners with you and celebrate there success. 

Best Artisan Product

Cacao Barry – WholeFruit Chocolate Evocao

Highly Commended: Cheebab – Cheebab The Original

Best Brand Marketing

Boxed Water Is Better – Boxed Water™

Highly Commended: THIS™ – THIS™ Changes Everything

Best Brand/Brand Extension

Hunt and Brew – Single Origin Dairy milk through coffee company lens

Best Children’s Product

Sprout Organic – Plant-Based Infant Formula

Best Convenience Innovation

Rice In Action – Self Heating rice meal

Best Convenience Packaging

TIPA Corp – Home Compostable Fully Transparent Laminate

Best CSR/Sustainability Initiative


Best drink concept, sponsored by EXBERRY

Good Rootz – SAPINCA

Highly Commended: Liberation Cocktails – On-tap

Best food concept

Frostkrone Food – Ready to Eat

Highly Commended: All is Good – Healthy, Nutritious Food processed using the Mildtech Technology

Best Foodservice Initiative

Quorn – (ChiQin)

Highly Commened: Float Foods – OnlyEg Patties

Best Functional Product

Zeno Functional Foods – SOBAR

Best Health or Wellness Drink

Kabocha Milk Co. – Kabochamilk

Best Health or Wellness Food

Float Foods – OnlyEg White

Highly Commended: I am Nutri – QUINOA MALT THICK DRINK

Best Healthy Snacking Innovation

Borna Foods Ltd – Fibre-packed vegan trail mixes

Highly Commended: Daily Crunch – Sprouted Almonds

Best Indulgence Product

TSC Food Products GmbH – Baileys Dessert

Highly Commended: ALDI – exclusive liveGfree Gluten-Free Holiday Donuts

Best Ingredient Innovation

Perfect Day – Animal-Free Milk Protein

Best Low-or-no Product

The Naked Collective – So.Beer


Best Natural Food or Organic Product


Highly Commended: Sozyë – Noya Sauce

Best New Business


Best Packaging Design

Boxed Water Is Better® – Boxed Water™

Best Plant-based Beverage

Kabocha Milk Co. – Kabochamilk

Best Plant-based Food Product

The Plant-Based Seafood Co. – Mind Blown Dusted Scallops

Best Snacking Innovation

Frostkrone Food Group – Ready to Eat – Curry Mango Snacks

Highly Commended: Superfoodio Limited – Peanut Butter Buttons

Best Special-edition Product

Brownes Dairy – Seriously Novelty Flavoured Milks

Best Technology Innovation 

THIS – FAT 2.0™



Photo credit : Walls Instagram
Photo credit : Walls Instagram

April Fool’s – were you fooled?

Asda has launched a new Nurture range that gives 15 emerging brands their first Big 4 supermarket listing, as part of an ongoing commitment to innovation.

Customers in 99 stores will gain access to the new products as the grocer lists 46 lines from small suppliers across the UK.

Consumers can try new products such as  Enjoy Rogue’s Negroni Marmalade and Miami Burger’s Plant-Based Italian Style Meat Balls. A number of products are exclusive to Asda.