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Aug 2019

German authorities prosecute infringements against German Packaging Law

On 16, Aug 2019 | In News @en | By Alisa Maier

In July, the Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (ZSVR) has contacted dozens of thousands of producers that are not fully compliant with the legal requirements of the German Packaging Law (VerpackG).

The most common lacks of compliance relate to:

  • missing registration with packaging register (LUCID)
  • missing system participation (membership with a packaging compliance scheme)
  • outstanding or incomplete volume declarations.

The ZSVR urges the producers to take action to address the deficiencies identified.

If the manufacturers do not remedy the shortcomings in a timely manner, the ZSVR will forward the information to the competent enforcement authorities so that they can examine whether an offence procedure will be initiated.

Furthermore, the ZSVR has announced that it intends to carry out such investigations on a regular basis in the future. In the long term, this should lead to a higher rate of system participation and licensed packaging volumes.

If you have received a letter from the ZSVR or need any assistance regarding packaging compliance in Germany, please contact us: contact@1cc-consulting.com