5 countries introduced EPR compliance obligations Germany, France, Poland, the UK, Greece, Lithuania, and Slovakia.

2 countries in the European union Germany and France introduced an epr responsibility for all producers and sellers without a minimum threshold. And this means that if you sell your product in a package, even 1 piece, you already need to report. In France EPR is not only for packaging but for producers (importers, distributors) of certain types of goods also. This concerns trade of: batteries, textile, tires, electrical and electronic equipment, furnishing, chemicals, end-of-life vehicles, boats, medicine and medical devices.

EPR registration number – is a unique number assigned by Central Agency Packaging Register in Germany and by The French Agency for Ecological Transition in France. EPR certificate doesn’t have an expiry date and must be accompanied by a license. Minimal price for a license in Germany is 25 Euro in France – 80 euro per year. If you sell textile packed in plastic package you need to get two EPR numbers from France: first for plastic, second number for textile.

Registration is more advantageous with an EPR reporting subscription for sellers.

When you subscribe for a year, registration is free.
Auto submission of the EPR report in the presence of integration with the marketplace.

*additional costs for a license from 25 euros per year net for Germany & 80 euro per year for France.

 

How to apply

Fill an application form

Fill an application form

Get your unique EPR number

Get your unique EPR number

Pay for a license

Pay for a license

How to stay compliant:

  • get your EPR number in countries where you sell your goods with packages
  • collect all package information (type of package)
  • submit year EPR report

Reporting subscription starts from 60 Euro (net) per year. Leave a request for registration or reporting.

If you have questions, you can get extended producer responsibility consultation form our experts. Just send you question to our contact form. Or get community support in our telegram chat.

For Amazon sellers we have special benefits – auto-filling and auto-submission features. As Lovat software has an App at Amazon you can install our app to your store and give Loavat an authorization to process all your packaging data. If you set auto-submitting mode – Lovat software will prepare full EPR report and send it to you for an approval. After you click button “agree” you EPR report would be submitted online via Lovat platform.

 

Reporting deadlines

First annual EPR report need to be submitted in 2023. Reporting deadline are set by Licensing companies that’s why it is depend on your license agreement. Lovat users can check their EPR deadlines on their Lovat dashboard. You will get EPR deadline reminders and never miss your EPR due date. For big producers and sellers – with more than Glass: 80,000 kg of glass or 50,000 kg of paper per year there are Quarterly due dates.

 

If you would like more information go to our group on Telegram.

I see that Amazon indicates that my EPR category is "primary packaging". So, I understand that I should have a LUCID number, but not an EPR agreement. Is it correct?

Primary packaging is a material used to protect the product. When you as a seller ship your goods to amazon each item might be somehow packed – for example shampoo in plastic bottles, earings in boxes etc. Both FBA sellers and self-fulfilled sellers need to be compliant with primary packaging. An example of primary packaging for fragrances – is a perfume box. Secondary packaging is shipping packaging. This includes a plastic mail envelope, box, or bag used to protect the product during postal delivery to the customer.

I’m an online seller and sell through my website to customers in Germany. What type of data to collect to be able to fill EPR report.

You need to collect type of package, quantity for bottles, weight for carton and plastic.