Packaging Ordinance Section 5 Obligation to Accept Returned Secondary Packaging

Packaging Ordinance Section 5 Obligation to Accept Returned Secondary Packaging

(1) Distributors providing goods in secondary packaging shall be obligated to remove such secondary packaging upon delivery of the goods to the final consumer or to give the final consumer the opportunity to remove and return the secondary packaging free of charge at the point of sale or on the premises of the point of sale. This shall not apply if the final consumer desires the goods to be handed over in the secondary packaging; in this case the provisions concerning acceptance of returned sales packaging shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2) If the distributor does not remove the secondary packaging himself, he shall be obligated to indicate, by means of clearly recognisable and legible signs at the cash desk, that the final consumer has the opportunity, either at the point of sale or on the premises of the point of sale, to remove the secondary packaging from the acquired goods and to leave it there.

(3) The distributor shall be obligated to provide at the point of sale or on the premises of the point of sale suitable collection containers to accommodate the secondary packaging which are clearly visible and easily accessible to the final consumer. Individual material groups shall be collected separately insofar as this is possible without labelling. The distributor shall be obligated to consign secondary packaging to reuse or recycling. Section 4 subsection (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis.