Governments around the world provide benefits to companies who use sustainable materials while some are imposing taxes on more non-eco-friendly options. There’s tax emptions for businesses using compostable packaging in Ireland, Italy, and Japan. Meanwhile, in April of 2022, the UK rolled out its plastic packaging tax. It encourages sustainable practices by taxing plastic packaging containing less than 30% of recycled material. It applies to plastics manufactured in or imported to the UK. As the demand for sustainable packaging continues to rise, it’s possible more governmental bodies follow the blueprint set forth by the UK and other countries.