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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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Consultation on the 2022 edition of the system participation requirement catalogue

The purpose of the system participation requirement catalogue is to assist you in determining whether the system participation requirement applies to your packaging.

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Legal amendments effective 1 July 2022

Amendments to the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) will bring about new obligations that must be complied with starting 1 July 2022. From that day onwards, companies have to have registered with the LUCID Packaging Register, no matter what type of…

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ZSVR updates declaration of completeness audit guidelines – guidance for auditors and registered experts

The Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) has updated the declaration of completeness audit guidelines for the 2021 reference year. These are to be followed when auditing declarations of completeness for the…

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Declarations of completeness for 2021 - deadline 16 May 2022

The statutory deadline for filing declarations of completeness is 15 May of each year for the respective previous calendar year. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, it is extended to the end of the next business day. For…

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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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