The new Packaging Act was approved by the German Federal Council in May and announced in the Federal Law Gazette yesterday. It is thus settled that the essential provisions will come into force on 1 January 2019.
As a result all companies distributing packaged goods on the German market – also online distributors – have to act. We have summarized the most important modifications for you. As a matter of course we will continuously keep you informed about the consequences of the new German Packaging Act for your company.
The registration portal of the Central Body is still under construction. We will inform you as soon as the registry is possible.
Important notice for online retailers: The Packaging Act clearly defines dispatch packaging as sales packaging which must be registered for a take-back system by their distributor. The participation of dispatch packaging cannot be provided by the pre-distributor. This means: Each online retailer is obliged to have his dispatch packaging participate in a dual system by himself.