Over the last days and weeks, a diverse array of press and media outlets have featured information about the amended version of the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) entering into force. We have received various enquiries on the issue. In particular, there is confusion about the contents of the amendments, which will enter into force in three stages. To create transparency regarding the changes that relate to the duties of the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR), an overview of key amendments is available here. Further information can be find in the 'Overview of amendments' knowledge base.
First stage of amendments to the Verpackungsgesetz enters into force on 3 July 2021