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 ...

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 Declaration of completeness DE

declaration of completeness

What is the “declaration of completeness”?

The declaration of completeness may only be issued by an authorised auditor. Companies exceeding the de minimis limits are obliged to submit a declaration of completeness annually. However, the ZSRV ...

FAQ feature EPR Compliance DE

Compliance, Extended Producer Responsibility

How to be EPR compliant in Germany?

To be EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) compliant in Germany, you need to register of the relevant EPR registration authority, to obtain your EPR registration number(s). You need this EPR registration ...

FAQ feature EPR Compliance DE

Germany, VerpackG

What is the legal basis for EPR regulations in Germany?

From 2022, the German Packaging Act (Verpackungsgesetz or VerpackG) establishes a control obligation for online marketplaces, so that retailers who sell to end consumers in Germany must follow the guidelines ...

FAQ feature EPR Compliance DE

Germany, LUCID

What are the relevant EPR registration authorities in Germany?

These are the relevant registration authorities in Germany for the different product categories: Packaging The Packaging Register LUCID (Verpackungsregister LUCID) is the online platform of the Central Agency Packaging Register ...

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