First of all, the AGEC law aims to fight against waste by reusing products and putting an end to plastic intended for a single use. It also aims to better inform consumers about their practices and thus produce and consume in the best possible way.
This one, has already made changes in 2022, including:
- The ban on over-packaging of fruits and vegetables exceeding 1.5 kg,
- The obligation of restaurants and bars to provide free drinking water,
- A ban on the destruction of unsold non-food items,
- The establishment of collection or repair services for used products,
- Or the obligation for mobile operators to inform their customers about the carbon impact of their consumption.
This law continues to make progress in its fight against waste with new measures for the year 2023. Thus from next January, we will see appearing :
- The end of automatic ticket printing, and this concerns cash register tickets, credit card tickets, ATM tickets or promotional tickets. This measure is motivated by the waste of large quantities of paper and its difficulty to be recycled, but also for its impact on health, with the use of bisphenol F or S and because of its endocrine disruptor character.
- Disposable dishes will be prohibited for any fast food restaurant with more than 20 seats. This measure is especially aimed at large fast-food restaurants like Mcdonald’s, which produces 115 tons of packaging waste per day in France.
- The construction and tire industries have been added to the list of industries that must comply with the “polluter pays” principle. The toy, tobacco, car, sporting goods, leisure and DIY and gardening industries are already covered by this principle.
- Finally, the AGEC law induces the creation of a financing fund for repair in the textile and furniture sectors. The objective is to encourage repair rather than purchase. In addition, these sectors will be obliged to provide information on the recyclability of their products, the presence of recycled materials and hazardous substances, the traceability of the product, the presence of plastic microfibers and the carbon impact of the purchase.
To facilitate the implementation of this measure of the AGEC law, CircularPlace also accompanies you in your zero carbon footprint approach with its anti-waste solution. At CircularPlace, we have developed a marketplace connecting companies with associations and recyclers in order to valorize unsold and stagnant stocks.
We also provide you with an impact calculation for each of your sales and/or purchases, to allow you to consume with the least impact on the environment.
CircularPlace has also developed a platform for internal circularity, you can read our article on our White Label solution.