Packaging Ordinance Section 8 Obligation to Accept Returned Sales Packaging of Pollutant-Containing Products

Packaging Ordinance Section 8 Obligation to Accept Returned Sales Packaging of Pollutant-Containing Products

(1) Manufacturers and distributors of sales packaging of pollutant-containing products shall be obligated to take suitable measures to ensure that used and emptied packaging can be returned by the final consumer free of charge within a reasonable distance. They must draw attention to this opportunity to return packaging by means of clearly recognisable and legible notices at the point of sale, and in the mail-order trade by means of other suitable measures. Where sales packaging arises other than at private final consumers, different arrangements may be agreed regarding the place of return and the allocation of costs.

(2) The returned packaging shall be consigned to reuse or recovery, packaging pursuant to
section 3 subsection (7) No. 3 to recycling, insofar as this is technically possible and economically reasonable.

(3) Manufacturers and distributors of sales packaging of pollutant-containing products shall be obligated to comply mutatis mutandis with the requirements set out in No. 4, sentences 1 to 5, of Annex I. The documentation shall be presented on request to the authority responsible for the enforcement of waste law in the area where the manufacturer or distributor is located. No. 4, sentences 13 and 14, of Annex I shall apply mutatis mutandis.