Packaging Ordinance Section 7 Obligation to Accept Returned Sales Packaging Not Arising at the Private Final Consumer

Packaging Ordinance Section 7 Obligation to Accept Returned Sales Packaging Not Arising at the Private Final Consumer

(1) Final distributors of sales packaging not arising at the private final consumer shall be obligated to accept free of charge used and emptied sales packaging returned by the final consumer at or in the immediate vicinity of the place of actual transfer and to consign it to recovery. Section 4 subsection (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis. The obligation pursuant to the first sentence above shall be limited to packaging of such type, form and size and to packaging of such goods as the distributor supplies in his own product range. Different arrangements may be agreed regarding the place of return and the allocation of costs.

(2) Manufacturers and upstream distributors of packaging pursuant to subsection (1), first sentence above shall be obligated to accept free of charge returned packaging accepted pursuant to subsection (1) at the place of actual transfer and to consign it to recovery. Subsection (1), second to fourth sentences shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(3) Manufacturers and distributors pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) can cooperate in fulfilling their obligations under this Ordinance.