Your packaging license for sales packages from Der Grüne Punkt

In their sheer diversity, sales packages have an inherently magnificent potential for being recycled and fed back into the closed-cycle economy. The German Packaging Ordinance (VerpackV) also specifies this material recycling for the vast majority of sales packages. Companies are obligated to participate in a dual system with the sales packages they have issued – often mentioned as "packaging license". Der Grüne Punkt supports you in meeting your obligations under the German Packaging Ordinance. We handle the disposal and recycling processes for all packages you arrange to have participated in our dual system.

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You’re exporting your merchandise to countries abroad, and have some questions regarding national implementation of the EU’s Packaging Directive in the member state concerned? Our European Green Dot partners will be pleased to provide advice and practical assistance when it comes to participation of your sales packages and in many other questions besides.

Correctly recognizing sales packages as defined by the German Packaging Ordinance

The German Packaging Ordinance (VerpackV) contains comprehensive regulations and definitions relating to the various types of packaging available.

Sales packages are packages that are offered as a stock-keeping unit and are encountered at private final consumers, meaning at private households and comparable places of origination. Comparable places of origination include small and mid-tier companies that dispose of their waste (paper, board, cartons, glass and lightweight packages) using collection containers of a typical household size. For this purpose, an emptiable container measuring not more than 1,100 liters may be used for each material grouping in a typical household rhythm. Anyone putting these sales packages into circulation is obligated to participate with them in dual system.

In addition, an annual declaration of completeness has to be submitted by Companies that in one year put into circulation more than

  • 80,000 kilograms of glass,
  • 50,000 kilograms of paper, board or cartons or
  • 30.000 kilograms of plastics, tinplate, aluminum or composites

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The declaration of completeness must by 1 May of the following year have been drawn up by an external appraiser. Anyone remaining below these limit values is not obligated to submit this documentation, but can be so requested by the government agencies.

Packages in the retailing sector Classical sales channel
Packages in direct sales Online shops are a frequent example

*“Private consumers” also include what are called equivalent places of origination, i.e. canteens, hospitals, etc.

Our services involving the participation for sales packages

By participating in the dual system of Der Grüne Punkt, you meet all your requirements under the German Packaging Ordinance in a legally compliant, convenient form, and benefit from the numerous advantages we can offer you as an innovative solution provider in the closed-cycle economy.

Our services in overview

Issuing the legally compliant packaging license
With the packaging license, you are participating in the dual system of Der Grüne Punkt, the prestigious and experienced market leader.

Access to a user-friendly online service
You will be given access to our practical reporting scheme, under which you can process all the formalities involved in your packaging license with time-saving efficiency.

Using the Der Grüne Punkt trademark
By concluding our trademark utilization contract, you receive the right to use the internationally recognized trademark.

Disposal service for packages
We will be pleased to provide you with transparent advice on our holistic recycling solutions, and will gladly submit the appropriate non-binding quotations.


Consultancy and brokering in the EU

As an internationally networked service provider, we advise you on the packaging license and broker suitable contacts for your exports in the EU. 

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With the packaging license for your products at Der Grüne Punkt’s dual system, you are rightly putting your trust in the experienced market leader. Our extensive online services assure you of transparent, quick and easy licensing and tracking of your sales packages.

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Der Grüne Punkt – a strong Brand

With our trademark utilization contract, you can secure the well-known, prestigious Der Grüne Punkt trademark for your packages. This trademark is one of the best-known worldwide, and will directly benefit your brand values. At favorable conditions, you acquire the right to use our Der Grüne Punkt trademark on your sales packages.

Facts on the "Der Grüne Punkt" trademark

  • Der Grüne Punkt has in Germany an awareness level of 98 per cent and is one of the best-known trademarks worldwide as well
  • The trademark is used in 31 European nations as a financing or participation symbol
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  • Der Grüne Punkt has been symbolizing producers’ responsibility since 1990
  • Der Grüne Punkt appears on more than 400 billion packages every year
  • Der Grüne Punkt conducts a dialog on Facebook with more than 40,000 fans, and on its “MeinGrünerPunkt” blog reaches 30,000 readers a year.

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Holistic thinking for your success

Besides these services, the corporate capabilities of Der Grüne Punkt also include further holistically conceived services for a closed-cycle economy. Along the entire value added chain, Der Grüne Punkt offers sustainable solutions ranging from production to material recycling. In the shape of Systalen, our premium recyclate from the Yellow Sack, we are already offering a secondary raw material that is in no way inferior to raw materials from finite resources and is a fully adequate substitute.

Would you like to use our trademark "Der Grüne Punkt" on your packaging? Please contact us – we will be pleased to advise you on the conclusion of our Trademark Utilization Contract.

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