Special regulation for service packaging
Service packaging is packaging that is only filled with goods at the final distributor and then handed over to the end consumer; special regulations apply to this type of packaging. Service packaging includes, for example, roll bags from bakeries, snack trays from fast food outlets, carrier bags, coffee-to-go cups etc. Packaging with which food and beverages are delivered by catering businesses or delivery services is not service packaging. They are shipping packaging, and the special regulation does not apply.
According to the special regulation, final distributors of service packaging have the possibility to buy the unfilled service packaging from delivery companies or wholesalers "pre-participated". In this case, the packaging recycling has already been paid for. As the last distributor, you must have the prepaid purchase of the unfilled service packaging confirmed on the invoice or delivery bill. You can report the pre-participated purchase to LUCID.
If service packaging is not purchased in advance, the same regulations apply to it as to sales packaging subject to system participation.
You can find more information about the Packaging Act, the packaging register LUCID or the registration obligation on the website of the Zentralen Stelle Verpackungsregister (Central Agency Packaging Register). Here you will also find a link to the LUCID portal and assistance with registration.