August 1, 2016

Foreign e-commerce stores shipping parcels to German consumers must join Der Grüne Punkt: otherwise, hefty penalties may apply

Pursuant to the German packaging ordinance, regardless of the amount of packaging used and parcels sent, manufacturers and distributors of sales packaging filled with goods which are normally passed on to the private end consumer are responsible for having the collection, sorting and recycling executed via a dual system, such like – The Green Dot – Duales System Deutschland. Otherwise, a fine up to 50,000 € is possible.