Producers are required to submit a declaration of completeness for the previous year once the packaging subject to system participation placed on the German market in the previous calendar year reaches or exceeds at least one of the following three volume thresholds, or if an administrative order for submission of a declaration of completeness is issued.
List of packaging volume thresholds that trigger a requirement to submit a declaration of completeness:
- Glass: 80,000 kg
- Paper, paperboard, cardboard (PPC) in total: 50,000 kg
- Ferrous metals + aluminium + plastics + beverage cartons + other composites (lightweight packaging) in total: 30,000 kg
The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) and the competent state enforcement authorities also have the power to require at any time that a declaration of completeness be provided, even if the thresholds are not reached.
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