Jan 2023

France: New Consumer Information Mandatory as of January 1, 2023

On 31 , Jan 2023 | In | By Tatjana Möllmann

Consumers of waste electrical and electronic equipment (B2C), batteries and packaging in France are expected to be better informed about the environmentally relevant qualities and characteristics of those products as of January 1, 2023. This is provided for by Article 13 I of the Circular Economy Act of February 10, 2020, better known as loi AGEC. The details are regulated in the implementing decree no. 2022-748.

Regarding electrical and electronic equipment, market players have to provide information on the following environmental criteria, among others:

  • Percentage of recycled content
  • Recyclability
  • Reparability and durability
  • Presence of precious metals and rare earths
  • Presence of hazardous substances

The obligation will be implemented gradually. As of January 1, 2023, companies with sales exceeding 50 million euros, or that place more than 25,000 products on the French market each year will initially be affected.

Deadline for waste prevention and eco-design plan: July 1, 2023.

Producers subject to extended producer responsibility in France have to draw up a 5-year waste prevention and eco-design plan that defines targets and measures required to achieve them. This obligation is derived from Art. 72 of the Circular Economy Act.

Manufacturers may develop the waste prevention and eco-design plan individually or together with other companies. The plan has to be submitted to the relevant producer responsibility organization (PRO) before July 1, 2023.

For further inquiries on the subject, please contact 1cc Consulting at

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