Furniture industry

A reuse and recycling network to give objects a second life 

The principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been in force for furniture items since January1, 2013. Ecomaison is state-approved to organize the collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of all these products. We support producers, distributors and marketers in fulfilling their obligations. Ecomaison deciphers the regulations for you. An overview of our solutions and support services to simplify your compliance.

The "Extended Producer Responsibility" scheme for recycling furniture components was introduced by the " Grenelle II" law. Its scope has been extended to gradually include new products such as comforters and pillows, and since January1, 2023, textile decorative items such as carpets and curtains.

All of Ecomaison's actions are financed by the eco-participation levied on new products placed on the French market by manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and marketplaces.

Who's concerned?

Producers and/or marketers are any natural or legal persons who, on a professional basis, assemble or introduce textile furnishing and decoration items onto the national market for the first time.

What products and tools are involved?

  • Indoor and outdoor furniture: table, chair, sofa, wardrobe, footstool, hammock, cat tree, ironing board, footrest, baby chair, children's observation tower, swing or deckchair, pencil pot, wastebasket, laundry basket, dustbin, toilet brush holder, footrest...
  • Design elements: dressing room, furniture fronts and doors, worktops, panels, shelves, racks, baskets, boxes...
  • Bedding and sleeping equipment: slatted frames, cribs, cradles, box springs, mattresses (including inflatable and garden mattresses), mattress toppers, comforters, pillows, comforters, sleeping bags...
  • Curtains and carpets: curtains, sheers, rugs, doormats, removable event carpets, blinds, macramé, decorative fabric garlands, textile wall decoration frames...
  • All accessories for the above products.

Specificity of textile decoration elements

This is not a new re-use and recycling channel, but the 12th category integrated into the furniture channel, which came into force on January1, 2023.
The marketers concerned will gradually have to implement new regulatory obligations, identical to those for other products covered by the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for furniture.

What are your regulatory obligations?

  • Provide or contribute to the prevention and management of waste from your products
  • Supporting reuse and repair networks, such as those run by economic structures
  • Donate your unsold goods to associations working in the social economy or promoting integration through employment.
  • Adopt an eco-design approach
  • To help extend the life of these products by ensuring that all the professional and private repairers concerned have the resources they need for efficient maintenance.
  • Contribute to development aid projects for the collection and treatment of their waste, and develop the recycling of product waste.
  • Display eco-participation on your sales documents and provide consumers with environmental information

Displaying the TRIMAN sorting information: an obligation to facilitate sorting

All marketers subject to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) are required to affix sorting instructions to their products, which vary from product to product. These instructions include information on how to sort or dispose of used products.

It must be affixed as close as possible to the product: on the product, on its packaging or in the documents supplied with the product.

TRIMAN signage is still possible on a website, but does not replace the integration of information on one of the three elements mentioned above.

Taking back used products: a complementary service for your customers

The French anti-waste law for a circular economy (Loi Anti-Gaspillage pour une Economie Circulaire - AGEC) requires you to take back used products from your customers free of charge. Ecomaison offers simple, effective solutions for your sales outlets and delivery personnel.

TRIMAN signage

We invite you to complete a brief questionnaire to download the TRIMAN label for the DIY and garden products sector. This will tell you whether you meet the requirements for using the label.

Further information

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Contact us

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