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Sep 2019

Germany – The Packaging Register has published Minimum Standard for the Assessment of the Recyclability of Packaging

On 19, Sep 2019 | In News @en | By Lisa Schmidt

In coordination with the German Federal Environment Agency, on 1 September 2019 the Central Packaging Register (ZSVR) has published the minimum standard for the assessment of the recyclability of packaging subject to system participation.

This is in line with the requirements of § 21 (1) VerpackG, which stipulates that schemes are obliged to calculate the participation fees in such a way that incentives are included with respect to environmentally friendly(ier) production of packaging. The aim of the standard is to help provide schemes with a uniform framework for the determination of packaging recyclability.

This standard is expected to be reviewed and updated annually on the basis of technical progress and feedback reports from the schemes; the next update is planned beginning June 2020.

Further information: www.verpackungsregister.org/fileadmin/files/Mindeststandard/Mindeststandard_VerpackG_2019.pdf