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Tuesday, February 15, 2022France

The French "3Rs Strategy" Decree in consultation

Le Décret "Stratégie 3R" en consultation

On 5 February 2022, the French Ministry of Ecological Transition opened a consultation on the draft Decree “on the strategy for the reduction, reuse, re-employment, and recycling of single-use plastic packaging”, provided for in Article 7 of the law on the fight against waste and the circular economy (AGEC law). With very specific targets for the cosmetics sector.

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The development of a strategy for the reduction, reuse, re-employment and recycling of single-use plastic packaging (the so-called “3R strategy for plastic packaging”) is foreseen in the law n°2020-105 of 10 February 2020 on the fight against waste and the circular economy (the so-called AGEC law), which states in its Article 7:
“France has set itself the target of ending the marketing of single-use plastic packaging by 2040.
A reduction, a reuse and a recycling targets are set by decree for the period 2021-2025, and then for each consecutive five-year period.
A national strategy for the reduction, reuse, re-employment and recycling of single-use plastic packaging shall be defined by regulation before 1 January 2022. This strategy determines the sectoral or general measures necessary to achieve the objectives mentioned in the second paragraph. These measures may include the mobilisation of extended producer responsibility channels and their eco-modulations, the adaptation of the rules on the marketing and distribution of packaging and the use of any economic tools.
This national strategy shall be drawn up and revised in consultation with the industrial sectors concerned, local authorities and consumer and environmental protection associations.”

3Rs Decree and Strategy

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