Packaging Ordinance Section 4 Obligation to Accept Returned Transport Packaging

Packaging Ordinance Section 4 Obligation to Accept Returned Transport Packaging

(1) Manufacturers and distributors shall be obligated to accept returned transport packaging after use. In the context of repeated deliveries, such acceptance may take place at one of the next deliveries.

(2) The returned transport packaging shall be reused or recycled insofar as this is technically possible and economically reasonable (section 5 subsection (4) of the Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act (Kreislaufwirtschafts- und Abfallgesetz)), and especially where a market for a recovered substance exists or can be created. In the case of transport packaging manufactured directly from renewable raw materials, energy recovery shall be deemed equivalent to recycling.