Environment: Orgalim comments on the draft French Decree on the minimum proportion of reused packaging

Published: 28 October 2021

Policies & Issues: Environment

​​​​​​​Orgalim, representing Europe’s technology industries, fully supports the comments submitted by our French member FIEEC on the new draft French Decree on the minimum proportion of reused packaging to be placed on the market annually.

We do not support the provisions of this proposed new draft French Decree because they will restrict the free movement of goods in the EU Internal Market. To secure the functioning of the EU Internal Market – one of the EU’s success stories and major achievements that has improved prosperity and opportunities for European citizens and businesses – it is crucial to ensure a harmonised approach throughout the EU to the various circular economy measures. In addition, there are no proven environmental benefits of the proposed new requirements. It is essential that the new requirements will be workable, proportionate, and will contribute to the circular economy

We call on:

  • The European Commission to closely examine the notified measures and to present a detailed opinion.

  • France to delay the adoption of this draft Decree until a proper assessment of the environmental impact of the reuse system per product category has taken place.

  • EU Member States to raise concerns regarding the specific French measures that will restrict access to the French market and negatively impact the environment.

 

​​​​​​​To read our recommendations in full, please download the document above.

Authors

Mittelham
Stéphanie Mittelham
Manager - Energy and Environment

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