In Germany, the Packaging Act (Verpackungsgesetz) came into force on January 1, 2019, which affects all producers and retailers that sell packaged goods to consumers in Germany. According to this act, each company placing sales packaging on the German market for the first time must register with the Central Agency Packaging Register (Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister – ZSVR) through the LUCID Packaging Register. In addition, they need to register with a dual system (Duales System) operator and pay a license fee to that. A dual system is an accredited private company referred to as producer responsibility organization (PRO) in the SAP system. In Germany, there are several PROs available, and producers can select the PRO to which they want to report. After registration, the producer must track the weight of the packaging of the sold goods and submit regular reports both to the PRO and to ZSVR.
This solution allows the preparation and generation of a report from which you can upload the required data to the web portal of the dual system (PRO).
All companies that are producers or initial distributors of retail packaging filled with goods that reach private final consumers in the German market must report data about the packaging. Companies negotiate the fee and frequency of report submission with the PRO that they sign a contract with.
By default, the report is generated annually with the date of 1 May. You can configure the frequency and due date in accordance with your individual requirements, for example, you can set up monthly or quarterly reporting.
You can prepare the report for all the PROs available in Germany.