From 1 July 2022 onwards, all packaging in Germany must be registered in the LUCID Packaging Register. If producers have not met this registration requirement by then, their packaged goods must no longer be distributed in Germany from that date.
The new registration process has started and you can also register for packaging that is not subject to system participation.
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
Everybody has to register and live up to their producer responsibility: the amended version of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act), which enters into force on 1 July 2022, is the legislator's answer to major shifts in the market that have had an…
All information regarding registration, data reporting and public registers
The statutory deadline for filing declarations of completeness is 15 May of each year for the respective previous calendar year. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, it is extended to the end of the next business day. For…
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ZSVR launches consultation on the 2022 edition of the minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging
The Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) has prepared and updated the minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging pursuant to section 21 VerpackG (Verpackungsgesetz –…
Register excerpt for checking the registration status in the LUCID Packaging Register is now available
Distributors, electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers are required to check if their business partners placing packaging filled with goods on the German market are registered in the LUCID Packaging Register. The Zentrale Stelle…
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Explanatory film on the main obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act): system participation and registration
Explanatory film on the Verpackungsgesetz: Which companies face what obligations concerning the Verpackungsgesetz?