Monday, October 18, 2021France

The new info-sorting signage

La nouvelle signalétique de l'info-tri

Provided for in Article 17 of the French AGEC law (law on Anti-Waste and Circular Economy), the new info-sorting sign has just been unveiled. Just validated by the public authorities, it is intended to combine regulatory compliance, efficiency and simplicity. It will have to appear on all household packaging and graphic paper from 1 January 2022 and by 9 March 2023 at the latest.

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The result of two years’ work, carried out in anticipation of the deployment of simplified sorting, this new signage was designed on the basis of discussions with companies and consumer tests. The aim is to make it easier for everyone to sort while taking into account the industrial constraints of companies that market household packaging and graphic paper.

The approach adopted to create this new signage aimed to meet three key challenges:
• Combining regulatory compliance (compliance with the requirements of the Agec law)
• Effectiveness (understanding and incentive for consumers)
• Simplicity (implementation for marketers)

To design and produce useful and effective information, Citeo has based its approach on an analysis of the French people’s perception and understanding of environmental claims on packaging. Citeo relied in particular on a study conducted in November 2019 with 1,250 consumers in a purchasing situation. At the same time, Citeo and its subsidiary Adelphe have worked in consultation with companies and professional federations to develop a label that integrates their operational constraints and responds to their different marketing situations (France and export).

This work was subjected to three waves of tests conducted between July 2020 and June 2021 with more than 3,000 consumers …

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