Throughout Europe, the producer of a product also takes producer responsibility for the packaging – in terms of preventing packaging waste in the first place, but also in terms of optimising reuse and recovery of what cannot be prevented. For Germany, implementation of this responsibility is assured by the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act). This is where the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) assumes the task of registering those bearing producer responsibility, making them public, and fostering transparency and legal certainty through its other activities (e.g. data reporting). The ZSVR also monitors further ecological objectives, such as compliance with recycling quotas and the financial support to promote more sustainable packaging.
All information regarding the Verpackungsgesetz, registration and other obligations
No one can shirk from their responsibilities any longer: on 1 July 2022, amendments to the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) entered into force that include various changes for initial distributors of packaging. These amendments mark a giant step…
All information regarding registration, data reporting and public registers
Our explanatory films and checklists will show you what you need to do to comply with your packaging law obligations, step by step. For key information about how to register in the LUCID Packaging Register, how to change your registration, and how…
All information about the foundation, the governing bodies, the standards, guidelines and consultation procedure
ZSVR publishes new minimum standard – why fibre-based packaging and product residues are problematic for recycling
When is packaging recyclable – and when not? The minimum standard has answers. The 2022 edition of the minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging (section 21 (3) Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act)) was published on 31 August…
Who is registered with the LUCID Packaging Register? A public register of producers ensures transparency
Do you want to know whether a specific company has registered with the LUCID Packaging Register? The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) runs the public register of producers, which will help you find out.…
Here you can find relevant information about key questions, all in one place.
Access explanatory films about various topics.
Have you already registered and also place packaging not subject to system participation on the German market? Here we explain how you can amend your existing registration.
On 1 July 2022, the amended version of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) will enter into force. Here you can find everything you need to know about the amendments.
The system participation requirement catalogue helps you figure out whether the system participation requirement applies to your packaging.
The Sander family has been shopping: goals and duties of the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) at a glance.
Learn what service packaging is, who places it on the German market and how to fulfil your obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz.