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1 in 2 cosmetic products impacted by the AGEC law, according to Sia Partners

1 produit cosmétique sur 2 impacté par la loi AGEC, selon Sia Partners

The consulting firm Sia Partners has conducted a study to assess the volume and types of cosmetic products affected by the AGEC law. And it has identified three priority areas to be undertaken in order to manage the operational impacts on businesses in the sector.

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The cosmetics industry is a sector that will be particularly affected by the AGEC law, reminds Sia Partners: “Indeed, it will no longer be possible to sell rinsed cosmetic products containing microplastics and other substances of concern, to have single-use packaging or to destroy unsold products. New logos and nomenclatures will also have to be introduced on packaging to inform consumers about the health and environmental impact of the product. Finally, new monetary incentive systems will be introduced to involve manufacturers in the entire product life cycle.”

The measures of the AGEC law that concern the cosmetics industry

Since 1 January 2022, actors in the cosmetics industry have:
• The obligation to introduce a new unique sorting logo (Triman logo) and details on the sorting methods on packaging
• The obligation to inform consumers about products containing endocrine disruptors for transparency purposes by making this information available in open data
• The obligation to indicate on their packaging, on their product or online information on environmental qualities and characteristics,
• The prohibition of the use of “biodegradable” or any equivalent wording on products and packaging
• The prohibition of the use of mineral oils on packaging
• The prohibition of …

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