The Packaging Act (VerpackG), which replaced the Packaging Ordinance on 1 January 2019, also created the Central Agency Packaging Register (ZSVR). As a public authority subject to technical and legal supervision by the Federal Environment Agency, the Central Body is responsible for the control of distributors and for monitoring the dual systems.
The task of the ZSVR is also to develop a minimum standard for measuring the recyclability of packaging - and therefore to provide a transparent and standardised instrument for determining recyclability.
If a manufacturer does not fulfil his product responsibility for packaging and does not comply with his system participation obligation, the Central Agency comes in play: as a control body, one of the important tasks of the packaging register LUCID is to control the distributors and to ensure a fair and transparent share of the costs for the take-back and recovery of packaging.
A strict approach by the packaging register is important for all first-time distributors, because: not fulfilling one's producer responsibility, which means not participating one's packaging in the dual system, leads to distortions of competition, as the registered distributors share the disposal costs for all packaging placed on the market.
You can comply with the requirements of the Packaging Act in just three simple steps:
At www.verpackungsregister.org you can register quickly and easily online as an first-time distributor.
With our online licensing, you can involve your packaging subject to system participation in Germany's largest dual system with just a few clicks.
You also report your licensed packaging quantities to the ZSVR. If your packaging quantities exceed certain de minimis limits, you must also submit a declaration of completeness. We will be happy to support you with this!