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Monday, April 25, 2022France

The French "3R Strategy" adopted

La "Stratégie 3R" française adoptée

On 15 April 2022, the Decree n°2022-549 of 14 April 2022 on “the national strategy for the reduction, reuse and recycling of single-use plastic packaging” was published in the Official Journal of French Republic. It formalises the adoption of this strategy and its objectives.

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The essence of the Decree can be found in one sentence: “The national strategy for the reduction, reuse, re-employment and recycling of single-use plastic packaging is adopted”.
The ins and outs, as well as all the details, can be found in the document referred to in the Decree, updated in April 2022: “Stratégie 3R (Réduction, Réemploi, Recyclage) pour les emballages en plastique à usage unique” - 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) strategy for single-use plastic packaging.

Targets to 2025

The document takes up the objectives set by a first Decree published in April 2021:
• 20% reduction in single-use plastic packaging by the end of 2025, with at least half achieved through re-use and recycling
• Aim for a 100% reduction in unnecessary single-use plastic packaging by the end of 2025
• Aim for 100% recycling of single-use plastic packaging by 1 January 2025 and, to achieve this, a target that all single-use plastic packaging placed on the market should have an operational recycling stream by 1 January 2025

Action plan

It then details the three strands that structure this strategy, and the 10 lines of action defined to achieve the objectives set. For each, it describes the action(s) …

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