Welcome to the ZSVR

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.


Information & Orientation

All information regarding the Verpackungsgesetz, registration and other obligations

News from this area


New subject-specific paper: What is considered packaging under the Verpackungsgesetz (packaging act)?

When does an item qualify as packaging, and which criteria must be reviewed when determining its packaging status?

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LUCID Packaging Register

All information regarding registration, data reporting and public registers 

News from this area


Declarations of completeness filed for 2019

Friday, 15 May 2020 was the statutory deadline for filing declarations of completeness for the reference year 2019 in the LUCID Packaging Register.

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Foundation & Authority

All information about the foundation, the governing bodies, the standards, guidelines and consultation procedure

News from this area

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Transparency provided by the LUCID Packaging Register proving effective at all levels

After just under two years, extensive data and information is now available on the initial impact of the new Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act): a considerable increase in recycled packaging, a much larger number of producers that are living up to…

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Recent updates

ZSVR publishes new minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging

With the new version of the minimum standard, application has become much simpler. A more detailed description of the determination procedure makes it even easier for companies to check the recyclability of their packaging.

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Maintenance work

The ZSVR website could be temporarily unavailable from 09:00 on Saturday, 23 January to approximately 18:00 on Saturday, 23 January 2021 while it undergoes technical maintenance. Thank you for your understanding.

Focus topics

Here you can find relevant information about key questions, all in one place.

Want to know more about the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) in general? What is behind it all?

Got content-related questions about the obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act)? Want to know what you are required to do?

Specific questions about how to use the LUCID Packaging Register? Want to register or submit a data report? Got an IT-related question?

Want to know more about recycling-friendly packaging design and the ZSVR's minimum standard?

Explanatory films

Access explanatory films about various topics.

Explanatory film on the goals and duties of the ZSVR: The Sander family has been shopping

Explanatory film with a step-by-step guide on how to register in the LUCID Packaging Register

Explanatory film on the main obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act): system participation and registration

Explanatory film on key terminology of the Verpackungsgesetz

Explanatory film on the Verpackungsgesetz: Which companies face what obligations concerning the Verpackungsgesetz?

Explanatory film on how to submit an 'initial planned volume report' in the LUCID Packaging Register. How does one enter the planned packaging volumes of different material types?