Legal basics

Packaging law

Since January 1st, 2019 the removal and recycling of used packaging is regulated by the packaging law (earlier: packaging ordinance).

European packaging directive

Basis for the German legislative proccess is the European Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

information and support

The Wirtschaftsverband Papierverarbeitung e.V. (trade and marketing board of the paper-processing industries) will give assistance concerning questions about the packaging law.


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