Article 72 of the French AGEC law provides for a measure on a waste prevention and eco-design plan.
This stipulates :
“Art. L. 541-10-12 – All producers cited in article L 541-10-1 are obliged to establish and implement a waste prevention and eco-design plan with the aim of reducing the use of non-renewable resources, of increasing the use of recycled materials and increasing the recyclability of products in treatment facilities located in France.”
“This plan is reviewed every five years. It may be individual plan or one common to several producers. It shall include a review of the previous plan and define the objectives and actions to be taken in waste prevention and eco-design that will be be implemented by the producer over the next five years. The eco-organisation established by the producers may create a plan common to all its members.”
“Individual and common plans are sent to the eco-organisation established by the producers, which publishes a publicly available summary after having presented it to a body that is representative of the industry’s stakeholders. ”
This obligation concerns all producers cited in Article L 541-10-1 of the French Environment Code.
The producers are the marketers, who may be industrials, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers or retailers.
How is an individual waste prevention and eco-design plan written?
Refashion offers you tools and the following steps:
1. Download the template suited to your needs and complete it using the writing guide.
- The developed template
Cf. excel file "Developed template - Waste prevention and Eco-design Plan"
This template has been pre-filed by Refashion, it provides examples of indicators and objectives You have the possibility to adapt, add, or delete some recommendations. The content of this template can be used exactly as it is or adapted to the needs and objectives of your organization.
- The blank template
Cf. excel file "Blank template - Waste prevention and Eco-designPlan"
This template allows you to elaborate the entire content of your plan (objectives, indicators, deadlines....).
2. Submit your plan to Refashion by 31st July at the latest, in order for Refashion to write a publicly available summary. You can submit your plan via your Refashion extranet. To find out more about the process, you can read our article "How do I submit my waste prevention and eco-design plan to Refashion?".
3. Implement the objectives you have set.
The waste prevention and eco-design plans must be reviewed every 5 years.
Furthermore, Refashion is required to write and publish an overall summary of the plans as from 2023 and then every 3 years. Therefore, the first individual plans to be adopted must be sent to Refashion before 31 July 2023. The contents of your plan are confidential. It will not be possible to identify a specific company in the summary that we will publish.
To find out more, watch our explanatory video "Regulatory framework":