Spanish Plastic Tax

We can help you meet the requirements of the Spanish Plastic Tax.

Spain’s Plastic Tax entered into force on 1 January 2023, charging producers €450 per tonne on the virgin plastic content of all obligated products and/or packaging that have been manufactured, acquired from other EU states, or imported from outside the EU.


How Valpak can help

We can help your business to meet the requirements of the Spanish Plastic Packaging Tax with our four-step process below:

  • Gather recycled content data
  • Collect valid evidence of recycled content in packaging components
  • Produce monthly/quarterly tax returns depending on your obligations
  • Use data to explore alternative packaging and supplier options

Contact us for a quote and/or for further information by calling one of our expert advisors on 03450 682 572 or by completing our online enquiry form.


In Spain, the Law on Waste and Contaminated Soil for a Circular Economy 7/2022 was published and entered into force in May 2022, transposing the EU Directive 2018/851 and the Single-Use Plastics Directive. The law covers a wide range of EPR measures, including Spain’s application of the EU levy on non-recycled plastic waste that was introduced on 1 January 2021.

If you think your business may be affected by the Plastic Packaging Tax, it is important to act now:

  • Understand the composition of your plastic packaging down to a component level
  • Collect and reconcile data relating to the amount of recycled content in each component
  • Identify opportunities to increase the amount of recycled content in packaging

Taking these steps will help to reduce the financial impact of the Plastic Packaging Tax on your business.

There is extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations in place for many waste streams across the globe. Visit our International Compliance page for further information.

Our 25 years of experience means we have the data knowledge and systems in place to help you with all of the actions above, and we can provide you with a clear view of your business’s product and supplier data. We will also help you to engage with your suppliers.


Our Insight Platform offers visibility of all packaging handled within your business, making this data easy to digest and analyse. It will enable you to quickly identify which plastic materials contain less recycled content, so you can make changes and avoid a significant financial burden.


Make an Enquiry

Complete our online enquiry form if you would like to find out more about how we can help your business to meet the requirements of the Spanish Plastic Tax.