Europan Regulation

Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

German Implementation

Gesetz über das Inverkehrbringen, die Rücknahme und die hochwertige Verwertung von Verpackungen (Verpackungsgesetz - VerpackG)

"Registration requirement for producers / initial distributor

Any party who places packaging subject to system participation onto the German market (producer / initial distributor) must register with the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) in the LUCID Packaging Register. Producer status is triggered by the first placement of packaging onto the German market on a commercial basis, or introduction into Germany, and does not depend on distribution method or retail level (section 3 VerpackG (Packaging Act))."

Packaging Register

Competent Federal Organisation

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)
Umwelt Bundesamt (UBA)

Competent Authorities


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