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Toys: reuse and recycling to give them a second life

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Since January 1, 2022, the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has applied to the toys, outdoor games and other board games sector. Ecomaison has been approved by the French government to organize the collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of these products. We help producers, distributors and retailers to meet their obligations. Ecomaison deciphers the regulations for you. An overview of our solutions and support services to simplify your compliance.

The AGEC (Anti-Gaspillage pour une Economie Circulaire) law of 2020 created new recycling channels - known as Extended Producer Responsibility - including one for toys and outdoor games, the JJ EPR. Coming into force in January 2022, it is financed by the eco-participation fee applied to new products and materials placed on the French market by manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and marketplaces.

Who's concerned?

Any natural or legal person who, on a professional basis, either manufactures in France, imports, assembles or introduces toys onto the national market for the first time, is considered to be a toy producer and/or marketer.

Are you a manufacturer, distributor, importer, marketplace... marketing outdoor toys and games in France? You must meet your legal obligations in terms of reuse and recycling. By becoming a member of Ecomaison, you'll be able to comply with the law and simplify all your procedures.

What products and tools are involved?

  • Toys, as defined in article 2 of decree no. 2010-166 of February 22, 2010 on toy safety. This article refers in particular to "products designed to be used, exclusively or not, for play purposes by children under the age of fourteen, or intended for this purpose".
  • Models,
  • puzzles,
  • board games.

Writing and drawing utensils, as well as battery-operated, electrical and electronic toys, are not covered by this sector.

What are your regulatory obligations?

  • Provide or contribute to the prevention and management of the waste they generate.
  • 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.
  • Support reuse and repair networks, such as those run by social economy structures or those promoting integration through employment.
  • Contribute to development aid projects for the collection and treatment of their waste, and develop the recycling of product waste(art. L. 541-10.-I of the French Environment Code).

Displaying the TRIMAN sorting information: an obligation to facilitate sorting

All marketers subject to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for toys and games destined for households are required to affix sorting instructions to their products. These instructions include information on how to sort or dispose of used products. The instructions 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.

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Are you concerned by TRIMAN signage?

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

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.

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