Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about EPR regulations in Europe.

FAQ feature take-back system DE

system participation, take-back system

Why do I have to participate my packaging in a take-back system in Germany?

According to the German Packaging Act, manufacturers, producers and importers who place packaged goods on the market for the first time on a commercial basis are required to register with ...

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Austria, Authorized Representative

Why do I need to appoint an authorized representative?

Several EU countries, such as Spain and Austria, have introduced legislation requiring companies that distribute their products to end-users and do not have their own registered office in the respective ...

FAQ feature Authorised representative AT

Austria, Authorized Representative

What is an authorized representative?

An authorized representative is a natural or legal person who assumes the EPR obligations in Austria for, among others, a company that does not have a registered office in Austria ...

FAQ feature Disposal of packaging DE

collection points, disposal

What are collection points for the disposal of packaging that are comparable with the end consumer?

There are so-called sources of waste that are treated in the same way as private final consumers. An exemplary list can be found here. This packaging is generally subject to ...

FAQ feature EPR Compliance DE

Fines, Germany

Why is it important to be EPR compliant in Germany?

In many countries, producers of products subject to EPR requirements will be prosecuted with fines, if they are not able to prove their EPR compliance. In many countries, Electronic Marketplaces ...

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PRO, Producer Responsibility Organisation

What is a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO)?

A Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) is a professional organisation that takes over the responsibilities of an obligated party subject to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The PRO manages the collection and ...