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Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress 2020: FEBEA's Q&A - French AGEC law chapter

Congrès de Chartres 2020 : le Q/R de la FEBEA – Volet Loi AGEC

As every year, at the closing of the Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress of the Cosmetic Valley which was held in digital on November 4 and 5, 2020, the entire FEBEA team answered questions prepared by the congress participants during the two days of conferences. A session in which the French law relating to Anti-Waste and Circular Economy (AGEC law) was widely discussed, in particular for the problems it creates for the affixing of the Green Dot and Triman logos on packaging or for the management of unsold items…

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They answered questions from delegates
• Françoise Audebert, Scientific and Regulatory Advisor
• Catherine Bramaud, Scientific and Regulatory Advisor
• Laure Menanteau, Scientific and Regulatory Advisor
• Carlota Vicente, Environmental Affairs Officer
• Xavier Gueant, Director of Legal Affairs
• Hélène Orliac, Director of Economic, Environmental and International Affairs

For the background on the AGEC law, see this article: The French AGEC law and its impact on cosmetic products

Question – AGEC law – Green Dot

Can you confirm the list of European countries in which the Green Dot logo is still compulsory to date?

Carlota Vicente’s answer
Today, the Green Dot is still compulsory in Spain and Cyprus. It is no longer obligatory in Greece and Portugal and Spain is thinking of making it no longer obligatory, but this has not been confirmed to date.

Question – AGEC law – Green Dot and Triman

As regards the Triman logo: is it recognised in other countries? How to affix the new sorting instructions? Does it have to be on the packaging? On a remote support? Does it also apply to samples?

Hélène Orliac’s answer
First point: can we anticipate the application of the AGEC law, remove the Green Dot and …

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