Security advice - The ZSVR warns against misleading e-mails: Currently, e-mails are being sent in the name of the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register/ ZSVR) in which users are requested to change their password for their existing registration or their master data in the LUCID Packaging Register. Neither the e-mail nor the website linked to it originate from the ZSVR. An attempt is being made to get users to reveal their passwords. Please ignore such a message. Exception: You yourself have actively initiated this change in the LUCID Packaging Register.
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
System participation and data reporting – here’s what you need to know!
Registering in the LUCID Packaging Register is just the first step. Are you distributing your goods in retail, grouped and/our shipment packaging, which are generally subject to system participation? If the answer is 'yes', then you must pay for…
LUCID Packaging Register
All information regarding registration, data reporting and public registers
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Compliance made easy: registration in the LUCID Packaging Register
Our explanatory films and checklists will show you what you need to do to comply with your packaging law obligations, step by step. An essential obligation is the registration in the LUCID Packaging Register. For key information about how to…
Foundation & Authority
All information about the foundation, the governing bodies, the standards, guidelines and consultation procedure
News from this area
No declaration of completeness filed for three years: Food producer must pay fine
A Dutch food producer that places considerable packaging volumes on the German market every year together with its goods repeatedly failed to file a declaration of completeness. The company has been fined several thousand euros for this breach of…
Gunda Rachut re-elected as Chair of the ZSVR
Gunda Rachut will remain at the helm of the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) for another five years, after the ZSVR's Board of Trustees unanimously voted to extend her contract until 2028 in its most…
ZSVR recognised as federal authority – question of legal venue clarified
The German Federal Administrative Court has clarified the question of legal venue for actions to challenge administrative acts issued by the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR), sending an important signal…
System participation requirement catalogue
Search the catalogue to find out if your packaging is subject to system participation.
Here you can find relevant information about key questions, all in one place.
Access explanatory films about various topics.
Find out step by step how first-time registration with the LUCID Packaging Register works.
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.
Watch this short film to learn more about packaging types and how to add them to your registration.
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.
Electronic marketplaces are required to check if the retailers using their platforms to sell goods have registered with the LUCID Packaging Register.