As it was already the case under the Verpackungsverordnung (Packaging Ordinance), producers placing packaging subject to system participation onto the German market are required to submit a declaration of completeness for the previous year. The duty to submit a declaration of completeness will only be triggered, however, when the actual volume of the packaging subject to system participation placed onto the German market in the previous calendar year reaches one of the following three volume thresholds:
- Glass: 80,000 kg
- Paper, paperboard, cardboard: 50,000 kg
- Ferrous metals, aluminium, plastics, beverage cartons, other composites: 30,000 kg
The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) and the competent state authorities also have the power, however, to require at any time that a declaration of completeness be provided, even if these thresholds are not reached.
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