Obligation to return packaging material

Information on the obligation to take back packaging material

According to the current Packaging Act, we are obliged to take back the following packaging materials from end consumers free of charge pursuant to § 15 Para. 1 Sentence 1 VerpackG:

  • Transport packaging, such as pallets, large packaging, etc.,
  • Sales and outer packaging that does not typically accumulate as waste at private end consumers after use,
  • sales packaging and secondary packaging for which system participation is not possible due to system incompatibility in accordance with § 7 Para. 5, and
  • Sales packaging of hazardous filling goods or
  • Reusable packaging.

Appropriate packaging material is used for the delivery of the product, which we take back free of charge. We thus ensure that the packaging material is returned to the recycling cycle. By providing information about the return options, we aim to achieve better results in the return of packaging and ensure a contribution to the fulfilment of the European recycling targets according to EU Directive 94/62/EC.

As the end consumer, you can hand in the packaging material at the place of actual handover or in its immediate vicinity.