Four years on: a mixed assessment of the AGEC Act

Four years after its adoption, the anti-waste law for a circular economy, commonly known as the AGEC law, is failing to achieve its initial objectives. Environmental associations, which have been closely monitoring its implementation, have drawn up a summary of the situation assessment and even alarming impact to date. Despite laudable ambitions and concrete measures, the reality on the ground seems disappointing, with a steady increase in waste production and a series of setbacks in the implementation of the law’s provisions.