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The AGEC Law in a few words
Since January 1, 2022, the AGEC law (Anti-waste law for a circular economy) prohibits companies from destroying their non-food unsold goods without having tried to resell, donate or recycle them.
In addition to banning the destruction of non-food waste, the AGEC law aims to drastically reduce waste, plastic consumption and CO₂ emissions.
The AGEC law facilitates the fight against precariousness and actively participates in the social and solidarity economy.
Communicating consumer greenhouse gas emissions
Formal prohibition by law to throw away unsold goods
The products concerned are textiles, hygiene products, household appliances …
Making manufacturers responsible for waste management
Manufacturers need to get organized to give their products a second life. This should be done through donation, resale, recycling or reuse.
Creation of effective ecodesign plans for companies
Producers subject to the polluter-pays scheme must develop an action plan every five years to increase the recycled content of their products.
Creation of funds for reuse
The contribution will be 5% for several channels. These funds will help develop reuse and limit the waste of thousands of tons of objects.
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Frequently asked questions
Do you provide the necessary documents to be in compliance with the AGEC law?
If you have successfully sold, donated or recycled your batch of unsold goods, we provide you with a free AGEC compliance certificate via our marketplace, which will prove that you are in compliance with the regulations.
If your product has not found a buyer either, we also provide you with a certificate attesting that you have done everything possible to give a second life to your unsold products, and that you are entitled to destroy them.
Beware, without these certificates, your company is exposed to a fine from the State. The seller is liable to an administrative fine of up to €3,000 for a natural person and €15,000 for a legal person.
Are all companies affected by the AGEC Law?
The AGEC Law now prohibits any company from dThe AGEC Law now prohibits any company from destroying their non-food waste without first trying to resell, donate or recycle it.
Implemented on January 1, 2022, this law applies to all types of companies, including those subject to EPR, such as textiles, household appliances, electronic equipment, hygiene products, shoes, materials and goods. Find the list of companies concerned on the State website.
What if my products could not be resold, donated or recycled?
In the event that your products do not find a buyer, CircularPlace provides you with a free certificate proving that you have done everything possible to resell, donate or recycle your products under the AGEC law. You can then legally destroy your products.
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