Foundation & Authority


We are a private charitable foundation and a lean government authority that performs statutory duties under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act). The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) has been entrusted with the task of controlling the participation of packaging with systems in compliance with the law across the Federal Republic of Germany. The founders are the Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie e. V. (Federation of German Food and Drink Industries – BVE), the Handelsverband Deutschland – HDE e. V. (German Retail Association), the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e. V. (Ger-man Association for Plastic Packagings and Films), and the Markenverband e. V. (German Trade Mark Association).

Since the Verpackungsgesetz entered into force on 1 January 2019, we have been fostering transparency and a greater degree of control in the recovery and recycling of packaging. To this end, we maintain a register of all industrial and commercial parties bearing producer responsibility, reconcile volumes between producers and systems, and provide for more recycling-friendly design by setting standards.

As an employer, we set great store by teamwork, flexibility and work-life balance. If you are looking for an exciting challenge in packaging recycling, and perhaps already have a background in waste management, we would welcome to receiving your application. Please go to our German website to see our current vacancies.

Please go to our German website to see our current vacancies.

The ZSVR as an employer / What we have to offer

Flexible working hours

Flat hierarchies

Appreciative working environment

Preventive health care

Comprehensive introductory training

Optional CPD

Room to express new ideas

Good travel connections

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