Pallet wrap film containing 30% post-consumer recycled content is exempt from the Plastic Tax

Excelerate is launching the Goliath PCW nanofilm to deliver savings to pallet wrap users by avoiding the charges associated with the Plastic Packaging Tax.

The introduction by the UK Government of the Plastic Packaging Tax on the 1 April this year has a requirement for products to contain a minimum of 30% recycled content to avoid paying the anticipated charge of £200 per tonne of material. Pallet wrap films company Excelerate has been all too aware of the implications and difficulties the new tax may incur which is why it has introduced the new Goliath PCW nanofilm. Goliath PCW retains all the strength and stretch properties of the original film and is available at the same price.

Crucially, because this film contains 30% post-consumer recycled content, it is exempt from the tax. Not only does this film use recycled content, but it is also 100% recyclable in itself and can form part of circular economies within a multitude of industries.

Goliath PCW film is available in both hand and machine rolls, making it suitable for all types of packing operations, be they manual or automated processes. Excelerate can supply a range of wrapping machines from semi-automatic stretch wrappers to turntable machines or robot wrapping versions. All of these machines are manufactured by Robopac.

Excelerate has also developed a range of breathable films that includes 30% recycled post-consumer waste material. As with Goliath PCW, these films retain all the practicality and durability of the original product, with the added benefit of a positive impact on corporate sustainability.

“With clear exemption from the Plastic Packaging Tax, Goliath and breathable PCW films will play their own part in helping business keep costs down as far as possible, all while still retaining market leading performance,” says Guy Kitchener of Excelerate.