Packaging licenses – what does that mean?
In Germany, packaging falls under a producer's extended responsibility. That means the manufacturer is responsible for the proper disposal of its packaging. Furthermore, every party placing goods on the market must license their packaging with a disposal entity under the dual system.
When does packaging have to be licensed?
Packaging has to be licensed when:
- it is filled with goods for the first time
- it is delivered to Germany
- it is produced commercially
- it is used for commercial purposes