Packaging Act: transport packaging information and services
What is transport packaging?
The German Packaging Act (see Sect. 3 (1) Packaging Act) defines ‘transport packaging’ as packaging which is used
- for containing,
- for the protection and
- for the supply
It is passed on by the manufacturer to the distributor and simplifies the handling and transportation of goods in such a way that direct contact with them and transport damage can be avoided.
Typically transport packaging is not intended to be passed on to the end customer and remains in the possession of the distributor.
Who is considered the producer of transport packaging?
For the purposes of the German Packaging Act, the producer of transport packaging is the distributor who first puts the packaging on the market commercially. Also considered as producers are those who commercially introduce the packaging into Germany.
What obligations does the producer of transport packaging have?
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