Since January 1, the special tax on non-reusable plastic containers has been applied, as established in Law 7/2022, of April 8, on waste and contaminated soils, whose impact on the food industry, according to estimates by associations of the sector, is estimated at 690 million euros.
As sources in the sector point out, the Royal Decree on Packaging and Waste will raise the cost of the industry by another 5,000 million euros, seriously endangering the survival of around 2,400 companies and more than 25,000 jobs.
Anafric issued a statement requesting a postponement of the entry into force of the so-called plastic tax, a special rate on non-reusable plastic containers that will come into force as of January 1, 2023 and that the Italian government has just suspended.
From Anafric it is pointed out that “with the current economic situation of constant increases in the price of energy and inflation through the roof, the economies of the entire value chain of the meat sector will suffer and will have real problems to assume the tax. It would constitute, now, a very serious problem in the economic and social fabric of our country and not an immediate solution”.