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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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Explanatory film on the system participation requirement catalogue is online

The system participation requirement catalogue helps you to clarify quickly and conveniently which packaging is subject to system participation.

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Information about the treatment of the amended definition of composite

Further information about the treatment of the new definition of composite in the Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act) introduced by the Act on the Implementation of the Waste Framework Directive of the European Union can be found here.

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Transparency provided by the LUCID Packaging Register proving effective at all levels

After just under two years, extensive data and information is now available on the initial impact of the new Verpackungsgesetz (Packaging Act): a considerable increase in recycled packaging, a much larger number of producers that are living up to…

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ZSVR publishes 2020 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 27 October 2020.

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New subject-specific paper: What is considered packaging under the Verpackungsgesetz (packaging act)?

When does an item qualify as packaging, and which criteria must be reviewed when determining its packaging status?

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