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FRANCE: France publishes the specifications of eco-organizations and individual systems for the EPR sector of textiles, footwear, and household linen

DECEMBER 2022 - SOFTLINES

France publishes the Order of 23 November 2022 on the specifications of eco-organizations and individual systems in the extended producer responsibility sector of textiles, footwear, and household linen (TLC)1.

This order would come into force on 1 January 2023.

Key highlights of the order:

  • Eco-organisation to carry out a study on the recyclability of TLCs and submit the study report to the responsible ministry by 1 January 2024;
  • Eco-organisation to propose the premiums and/or penalties associated with environmental labelling within 6 months of the effective date of the order;
  • Defines the premiums associated with durability and requires a study on the additional production costs of TLC meeting the durability requirements set out in Annex III of the order by 1 July 2024;
  • Defines the premiums for certifications by environmental labels;
  • Defines the premiums associated with the incorporation of raw materials from recycling;
  • Defines the target for collection, recovery and recycling of TLC;
  • The order also provides the guideline on:
    • sorting operations,
    • collection and treatment of used TLCs,
    • management of waste from abandoned TLCs,
    • action plan to develop the recycling of used non-reusable TLCs,
    • repair study, etc.

 

[1] The Order of 23 November 2022

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