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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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From single-use packaging to the circular economy

Grey paint pots, blue planters, 90 percent recyclate content and fully recyclable – these are just two examples of the many instances that show the considerable progress that has been made regarding producer responsibility for packaging. The…

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On 1 January 2022, an extended deposit obligation for certain single-use beverage packaging will enter into force

As from 1 January 2022, the amended version of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) brings about further changes for initial distributors of packaging subject to system participation.

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ZSVR publishes 2021 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 7 October 2021.

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Determining the recyclability of packaging has gotten easier and more practice-based

• The 2021 edition of the minimum standard for determining the recyclability of packaging was published as planned on 1 September 2021.

• This third edition spells things out more clearly and is even easier to use. Individual evidence about the…

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ZSVR publishes 2021 edition of the minimum standard about recycling-friendly packaging design

Determining the recyclability of packaging has gotten easier and more practice-based.

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