Now matter if it’s yoghurt cups, tin cans, plastic bottles, disposable plates, bread roll or shopping bags: Any kind of packaging used by the final consumer is considered as sales packaging.
Transport packaging (Tertiary packaging)
In accordance with accordance with §4 VerpackV (packaging regulation), manufacturers and distributors, including online traders, are responsible for the recycling of any transport packaging put into circulation.
International Packaging licensing
At EU level the Europaen Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC) regulates the use of packaging placed in circulation. Though, return and recycling regulations vary greatling among specific countries.