In May, the Federal Council passed the Packaging Law and, in doing so, cleared the way for its commencement on 1. January 2019. Despite the various attempts of the federal states to convince the federal government to adapt the draft of the Packaging Law more strongly to the goals of the original law on recyclable materials in order to regulate also non-packaging which is similar in material, the Federal Ministry of the Environment remained with the passed version of the law. Rather, the federal government wants the Dual Systems and the communes to decide whether uniform recycling collection should be established for metal and plastic. Additionally, the new law also envisages that the Dual Systems should orientate their licence fees more to the recycling ability of the packaging. Further goals of the law include a strengthening of reusable packaging and waste prevention. The competition of the Dual Systems should also be supported through the establishment of a central office (Zentrale Stelle) and the call to tenders for collection services improved with increased transparency in the bidding procedure. The change in the requirements of the packaging law affects mainly packaging returns from private households. RIGK customers and their customers still comply with the law with the use of the RIGK systems.