In Germany there is no uniform labelling for reusable packaging.

In Germany there is no uniform labelling for reusable packaging. As a rule, reusable deposit bottles can be identified by the word 'Mehrweg' (reusable) or by reusable symbols such as the blue angel of the Federal Environment Agency or the value-added logo.

Beverage Packaging: more transparency for returnable and disposable packaging

Countries with national or state deposit legislation

Deposit bottles

Since 2003, a deposit has been required on disposable beverage packaging in Germany. The DPG label is used for this purpose.

Since 2003, a deposit has been required on disposable beverage packaging in Germany. The DPG label is used for this purpose.

From 2019, a new packaging law in Germany will provide for the additional labelling of reusable and disposable beverage packaging. Photo: Metro

From 2019, a new packaging law in Germany will provide for the additional labelling of reusable and disposable beverage packaging. Photo: Metro

Mandatory deposit for disposable packaging

More transparency on the shelf

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