The target audience for the minimum standards is first and foremost the systems, but also (indirectly) producers / initial distributors. The systems are required to take account of recycling-friendly design when determining their participation fees. It is the systems' responsibility to determine packaging recyclability and to establish financial incentives. They have to classify how recycling-friendly a packaging's design is against the backdrop of the minimum standard, and to decide on financial incentives through participation fees. The systems are required to report information about the implementation of the provisions of section 21 VerpackG (Packaging Act) to the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) every year.
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