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Recycling DIY and garden items: Ecomaison calls on companies to comply

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On the occasion of JDC Garden Trends 2023, the trade show for garden professionals, Ecomaison is calling on manufacturers and distributors to meet their re-use and recycling obligations for the DIY and garden items they put on the market.

Ecomaison is the state-approved eco-organization responsible for organizing the re-use and recycling of DIY and garden items, introduced by the French Anti-Waste for a Circular Economy Act (AGEC). It will be present at the JDC Garden Trends trade show from March 28 to 30, 2023, at the Parc Chanot in Marseille, on stand X34 to inform and answer questions from professionals about their reuse and recycling obligations.

The Ecomaison teams will be presenting all the services and solutions available to companies:

  • eco-tax and product code generator,
  • configurator to automate the assignment of prices to product references,
  • organizing the collection of used articles for retailers,
  • team training,
  • incentives for innovation and eco-design...

"We're looking forward to seeing you on our stand X34, where we'll be transforming the regulatory obligation into an opportunity to change your business model in favor of the resource economy. Dominique Mignon, President Ecomaison

Who is affected by re-use and recycling regulations?

In France, the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been enshrined in law since 1975. It derives from the "polluter pays" principle, which means that the person who places a product on the market is responsible for its end-of-life management. Marketers, also known as producers, are all natural or legal persons who, on a professional basis, manufacture, import or introduce products onto the national market.

All manufacturers, importers, distributors and marketplaces for DIY and garden products must comply with the regulations governing re-use and recycling.

Financing collection, reuse and recycling

Every manufacturer must pay Ecomaison an eco-participation fee for their DIY and garden products. The sums paid finance re-use, containers and collection, transport, recycling and waste recovery, as well as research and development and eco-design incentives.