Packaging Law / VerpackG Information for distributing companies of electrical and electronic equipment and all other products

Packaging Law as of 2019

As of January 1st, 2019, the new Packaging Law (German Verpackungsgesetz resp. VerpackG Germany) will come into force. The Packaging Law will replace the Packaging Ordinance (German Verpackungsverordnung resp. VerpackV Germany). For this reason, the foundation Central Office Packaging Registry (Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister) has started to work on monitoring and ensuring the licensing within the law. The foundation Central Office Packaging Registry is kind of a “Foundation EAR for packaging materials” and a foundation of associations of the industry and commerce.

Distributing companies of electrical and electronic equipment and other products have been considered as packaging manufacturers

All distributing companies of products and therewith also the distributing companies of electrical and electronic devices according ElektroG (German WEEE conversion) are concerned by the new Packaging Law. Since each one who sells electrical and electronic devices or other products also distributes packaging materials. Therefore, everyone who sells electrical and electronic devices or other products will also be considered as a manufacturer of packaging material and needs to be licensed according to the Packaging Law as of January 1st, 2019 - provided that its products are intended for the private consumer. Therefore, all manufacturers will be obliged to register in a check register with the foundation Central Office Packaging Registry and additionally need to be licensed in one of the dual systems.

This is how the system works

Manufacturers have to register with the Central Office Packaging Registry and if possible at the same time carry out the licensing of its packaging quantities in a dual system of their choice. The registration with the Central Office Packaging Registry must be made personally, for the licensing at the dual systems the manufacturer can use the help of a service provider. The foundation Central Office Packaging Registry brings the quantities and the packaging types together per dual system, in order to guarantee a fair distribution of the costs for the collection, the transportation as well as all related information requirements.

Fines in case of non-compliance

In the future, everyone who is obliged to license via an official registry may see if his market players also pay for their licenses. If they don’t, they will no longer be allowed to market their products and they would be fined up to 200,000 EUR. In this way, the market players can monitor one another.

Objectives: Environmentally sound recycling and fair cost allocation

The foundation Central Office Packaging Registry shall contribute to improve the packaging recycling and the standards for a design which is suitable for recycling. The dual systems need to report every year, in which way they have promoted recyclable packaging and the use of recycled materials and how packaging materials may have been recycled. Ecologically sound packaging would be therefore much more favoured than hitherto. Anybody who opts for ecologically sound packaging could have advantages. All things considered, an environmentally sound use and the fair cost allocation are important objectives of the new packaging law.

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take-e-way will offer you comprehensive licencing services for sales packaging:

  • Assistance with the individual registration/licencing of each individual manufacturer with the foundation Central Office Packaging Register as well as with the data reporting
  • Participation in a nationwide approved dual system by using negotiated special conditions by bundling quantities and taking over services
  • Implementation into the reporting system of take-e-way (www.quantity-report.com) for simple, safe and legally justified reporting of the marketed quantities
  • Reporting all quantities for packaging, electronics and batteries in Germany and the whole EU, all in one online portal
  • Comprehensive advice for the classification of packaging, recyclable packaging, declaration of completeness, etc.

take-e-way will offer you comprehensive licencing services for transport packaging:

  • Optional takeover of the take-back obligation of transport packaging in the range of B2B or the processing of individual collection orders on call – we compare the two variants against one another ready for a decision
  • Implementation into the reporting system of take-e-way (www.quantity-report.com) for simple, safe and legally justified reporting of the marketed and take-back quantities
  • Reporting all quantities for packaging, electronics and batteries in Germany and the whole EU, all in one online portal
  • Comprehensive advice for the topics of the classification of packaging, recyclable packaging, etc.

Our advisers will be glad to give you answers to any questions under +49/40/219010-65 or under service(at)take-e-way.com

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