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Explanatory films

With our explanatory films, we aim to make the obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) easy to understand. The films explain how to use the LUCID Packaging Register, how to register and submit data reports, as well as key terminology and other important questions that arise in relation to fulfilling the obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz.

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In this explanatory film you will learn what service packaging is, who places it on the German market and how you fulfil your obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act).

More explanatory films

The following explanatory films are currently available

 

What are the obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz, why does the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register - ZSVR) exist, what are its duties and who has an obligation under the Verpackungsgesetz? 

 
How to register with the LUCID Packaging Register, how to submit a data report, and how to appoint an authorised representative there? 

 
How do I determine the system participation requirement of an article of packaging?  

This section will be continuously updated with further explanatory films.


Explanatory film on the main obligations under the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act)

What is system participation? What are the responsibilities of the systems, and how are packaging recovery and recycling financed? What does system participation have to do with registration? Above and beyond system participation and registration, are there any further requirements? This film provides an overview of how the individual obligations under the Packaging Act are connected.

 

Explanatory film on key terminology of the Verpackungsgesetz

Who is a 'producer' or an 'initial distributor'? Who is a 'private final consumer'? What does 'initial distribution' even mean and what obligations apply to importers? This film provides answers to these questions and explains context and connections.

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

On 1 January 2019, the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) replaced the Verpackungsverordnung (Packaging Ordinance). The requirements resulting from this for producers / initial distributors and retailers are set out in the following film:

 

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

The ZSVR was officially established on 15 May 2017. The duties of the ZSVR within the German waste management system as per the Verpackungsgesetz are set out in the following film.

 


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

Since 1 January 2019, producers/distributors who are the first to place packaging filled with goods that typically accumulates as waste with private final consumers on the German market, and who do so on a commercial basis, are subject to registration with the LUCID Packaging Register. The following film explains in a simple and transparent manner how to register with your master data and brand names.

>>> The explanatory film for the new registration process will be available soon! 

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?

After completing the registration, producers / initial distributors who are the first to fill packaging with goods must enter the packaging volume they place on the German market every year into the LUCID Packaging Register. The film explains how to submit the planned packaging volumes for the following as well as for the current year (2019).

Explanatory film about authorising a representative as international producers

You are an international online retailer or importer without a branch in Germany? In this film, we will explain how you can appoint someone to fulfil the obligations under the German Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) for you. You will learn what you need to do to make use of this new option of appointing an authorised representative.

 

Short explanatory film on authorising a representative for international parties under obligation who have already registered

In this short explanatory film, we will explain the key steps to appoint an authorised representative if you have already registered with the LUCID Packaging Register.

 

Short explanatory film on authorising a representative for international parties under obligation who have not registered

In this short explanatory film, we will explain the key steps to appoint an authorised representative if you have not yet registered with the LUCID Packaging Register.

 


Explanatory film on the system participation requirement catalogue

The system participation requirement catalogue helps you to clarify quickly and conveniently which packaging is subject to system participation. This film provides you with background information about the system participation requirement catalogue, its structure and how to apply it correctly.

 


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