Packaging regulation

Information regarding the implementation of the revised packaging directive at KAESER KOMPRESSOREN, Germany

On 1/1/2009, the revised Packaging Directive came into force in Germany. This directive applies to all packaging put into distribution.

The term private consumer was changed as follows – as of 1/1/2009, private consumers include:

  • Households

and comparable places where packaging is found such as

  • Restaurants

  • Hotels

  • Cafeterias

  • Administration departments

  • Barracks

  • Hospitals

  • Educational institutions

  • Charities

  • Freelancers

  • Typical cultural locations such as cinemas, operas, museums

  • Typical leisure locations such as tourist resorts, amusement parks, sports stadia, service stations

  • Farms and craft shops that have household collection containers for paper, cardboard, cartons, and light packaging with no more than a maximum of 1100 litres per material group.


On 1/1/2009, we affiliated with the certified waste disposal company Interseroh for the recycling of packaging from private consumers. This means all KAESER KOMPRESSOREN packaging that has been put into distribution either directly or via retail is certified according to §6 of the Packaging Directive.


All private consumers can therefore dispose of Kaeser packaging in their collection containers for packaging.


Coburg, December 2008