The ZSVR issues a warning about scam e-mails: Scam e-mails claiming to be from the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) are currently being sent to registered companies. The scam e-mails contain text taken from the ZSVR’s own communications asking users to fulfil their legal obligation to undertake system participation. Attempts are made to obtain confidential data such as passwords and master data. Neither this e-mail nor any of the links it may contain originate from the ZSVR. The links lead to unsafe websites. Please ignore these messages.
You can recognise e-mails from the ZSVR by the sender address, which always ends with ‘@verpackungsregister.org’ or ‘@email.verpackungsregister.org’. It also helps if you label e-mails with an incorrect sender address as spam in your systems.
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
Taking stock of successes, failures and challenges in recycling – how we make sure packaging is fit for high-quality recycling
The share of packaging fit for high-quality recycling is on the rise, with most statutory recycling targets being met by the dual systems. However, there were also serious shortfalls to the statutory quotas in 2022. The Zentrale Stelle…
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. An essential obligation is the registration in the LUCID Packaging Register. For key information about how to…
All information about the foundation, the governing bodies, the standards, guidelines and consultation procedure
ZSVR publishes new case report: online shop fails to comply with deposit obligation and is issued fine
A German online shop placed single-use beverage packaging filled with different sodas and energy drinks on the German market, but failed to label this packaging as subject to deposit or charge a deposit. That is why the shop’s operator has had to…
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…
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…
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.