In the past, many companies have not fulfilled their responsibilities regarding the Packaging Ordinance. Those who did everything right have helped pay for those who didn't. This could not be allowed to continue. Consequently, the legislator has created the Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register to increase transparency and control in the fulfilment of product responsibility. There will be a public section, LUCID, which makes it possible, for example, to see which entity has registered for which brands. Registration simultaneously confirms that product responsibilities have been fulfilled.
Companies dealing with consumer goods on the German market should verify their obligations under the VerpackG in order to prevent a distribution ban. Failing to register means that the packaging materials, the products, with these brands may not be marketed in Germany at any trade level. They are subject to a “distribution ban”.
Sales packaging materials, including service packaging and shipment packaging and also repackaging materials, which typically reach private households must be registered by the manufacturer in what is known as a dual system. The manufacturer registers his brand(s) and the related packaging volumes at a central register and pays the related levies, he also signs up to a recycle partner of his choice or create his own recycle scheme.
It is important to understand the term “manufacturer” in the context of this regulation;
The annual thresholds are:
If you haven’t registered yet, do it now:https://www.verpackungsregister.org