Producers/initial distributors have to submit all the information about packaging subject to system participation that they provided to the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) without delay. These are:
- registration number;
- material type and mass of the participating packaging;
- name of the system in which the packaging participates;
- period of system participation.
A producer is required to enter into an agreement with a system ('participate in a system') regarding the packaging mass subject to system participation that the producer is planning to place on the German market. At the same time, the exact volumes that the producer reported to the system also need to be submitted to the ZSVR, by entering the information into the LUCID Packaging Register.
The producer's volume reports are always made in duplicate. As soon as a volume report is made to a system, the producer is required to report the same information to the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR).
If a producer has contractually agreed to provide a single report to a system per year (regardless of whether it contains planned or actual volumes), they also must report this information to the ZSVR immediately. If the contract with the system includes more frequent reporting (e.g. quarterly or monthly), then the producer must in turn submit more frequent volume reports to the ZSVR. In order to make the process as simple and unbureaucratic as possible, the volume reports can also be transmitted using an XML file.
No, the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) prohibits the instruction of a third party for data reporting. Data reporting must be completed personally by the producer under obligation, or an appropriately authorised contact person in the producer's company. This must also be confirmed with each report.
No. No data reports have to be submitted to the LUCID Packaging Register for packaging that is not subject to system participation. However, packaging not subject to system participation is subject to return and recovery obligations pursuant to section 15 VerpackG (Packaging Act), amongst others.
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