Transport packaging serves to facilitate the transportation of goods between individual distributors, and to prevent damage from occurring during transit. Transport packaging remains at retail shops and is not intended to be handed over along with goods to final consumers. Special return and recovery requirements apply for transport packaging. Since 1 July 2022, initial distributors of transport packaging have been required to indicate this packaging type when first registering with the LUCID Packaging Register. Producers who had already registered before 1 July 2022 have to undertake a registration amendment to reflect this packaging type. If packaging that is meant to facilitate the transportation of goods accumulates with a final consumer, then it is considered to be shipment packaging. This packaging requires the distributor to not only register, but to also participate the packaging in a system if it typically accumulates as waste with private final consumers.
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