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Below you will find selected information and releases from the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) on the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) and the work of the ZSVR.

For all information and press releases on our German website please click here.


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ZSVR publishes 2022 edition of the 'system participation requirement catalogue' administrative regulation

An updated and enhanced version of the system participation requirement catalogue was published on our website on 1 July 2022. This new version reflects changes to the content and includes editorial amendments that have been implemented following…

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Statutory amendments enter into force, fostering transparency and fairness

No one can shirk from their responsibilities any longer: on 1 July 2022, amendments to the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) entered into force that include various changes for initial distributors of packaging. These amendments mark a giant step…

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ZSVR launches consultation on the 2022 edition of the minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging

The Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) has prepared and updated the minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging pursuant to section 21 VerpackG (Verpackungsgesetz –…

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Register excerpt for checking the registration status in the LUCID Packaging Register is now available

Distributors, electronic marketplaces and fulfilment service providers are required to check if their business partners placing packaging filled with goods on the German market are registered in the LUCID Packaging Register. The Zentrale Stelle…

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Producer responsibility 2.0 – for packaging in online retail and takeaway consumption

Everybody has to register and live up to their producer responsibility: the amended version of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act), which enters into force on 1 July 2022, is the legislator's answer to major shifts in the market that have had an…

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