As of 1.7.22, the registration obligation will be extended to all types of packaging in accordance with the German Packaging Act. As a producer of packaged goods, what do I then have to register additionally in the LUCID packaging register?

The amendment to the Packaging Act (VerpackG) provides for the extension of the registration obligation to all types of packaging in LUCID as of 1 July this year.

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This will also apply to packaging that is not subject to system participation. The Central Agency Packaging Register (ZSVR) will activate the LUCID register for this purpose from 5 May 2022.

It is important to note that no quantities will have to be reported, only the type(s) of packaging that is/are being placed on the market for the first time:


  • service packaging (also in the case of delegation to the upstream distribution stage)
  • transport packaging accumulating in trade or wholesale
  • retail and grouped packaging accumulating at the industrial end user
  • retail and grouped packaging for which system participation is excluded due to system incompatibility pursuant to section 7 (5) VerpackG
  • retail packaging for hazardous contents
  • reusable packaging
  • single-use beverage packaging subject to deposit pursuant to section 31 VerpackG.


The ZSVR offers with the


important assistance.


Note from the Central Agency: Those who are already registered in LUCID, by the way, add the additionally required information to the existing registration (registration amendment).


The ZSVR  will make new explanatory films available online in the coming weeks on “registration amendment” and on the topics of "explanation of new obligations" and the "new registration process".


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