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France - 'Cahier des charges' for household packaging revised - 21 October 2022
The latest amendment of the operating requirements for household packaging PROs reflects further changes introduced by the AGEC Law and subsidiary texts, notably with regards to collection and re-use targets and new obligations for packaging waste collected in collection systems at publicly accessible places and for litter clean-up activities. It also increases the PRO's financial obligations if recycling targets are missed.
This is the third amendment in 2022 to the extensive (~40K word) decree that defines the operating requirements (‘cahier des charges’) for household packaging PROs (CITEO and Léko) as well as for potential individual compliers (none exist). The latest amendment notably: -
Key provisions in more detail
- applies the recycling and re-use/re-utilisation targets introduced by the AGEC Law and various implementation regulations. Notably, the 75% overall recycling target for household packaging of the AGEC Law is postponed by one year to 2023;
- sets a target of EUR 842 million for the support the PROs are to pay municipalities for collection and sorting of packaging waste from households in 2023;
- increases the PROs’ financial exposure in case material-specific recycling targets are not met by requiring the ‘saving’ resulting from the shortfall to be invested in municipal collection infrastructure (in addition to the penalties due on the shortfall);
- requires PROs to invest at least EUR 62 million by end 2024 in collection infrastructure for household packaging waste arising from away-from-home consumption (i.e. in public places, malls and schools) and collect at least 60,000 tonnes of such packaging p.a.;
- requires PROs to finance municipalities’ litter clean-up activities with a fixed amount per capita per year on request.
Recycling (collection) targets: A PRO must “implement the actions necessary” to achieve: -
Reduction targets and re-usable quota: A PRO must: -
- a 75% overall recycling target for household packaging in 2023 (I.2.b.). [This postpones the national overall target by one year. In 2021 the French overall recycling rate was 72%. The EU’s 2025 overall target is 65% by 2025 and 70% by 2030].
- the EU Packaging Directive’s 2025 material-specific packaging targets (report section), except for the target for wood [In 2021, the EU’s 2025 targets were already achieved except for the 50% plastic packaging target, with the French rate being 30% in 2021]. In line with the Directive, the targets are to be calculated taking into account “the mass of packaging entering a recycling facility after sorting and other preliminary operations necessary to remove [non-packaging] waste ...”.
Financial support envelope for municipalities in metropolitan France for 2023: The amendment sets a financial “support envelope” of EUR 842 million for 2023 [approx. EUR 13 per capita]. PROs should pay this amount to municipalities in metropolitan France for their collection and recycling of household packaging. The amount should reflect 80% of “the net reference costs of an optimised collection and sorting service” which meets the recycling targets. [The municipalities argue that the amount reflects only 50% of their actual costs]. The amount of the support envelope will be reviewed depending on the decision on whether or not to implement one or several DRS’, which is to be taken in 2023 (XIII amending Appendix IV 5.). [The AGEC Laws Art. 8 bis stipulates the introduction of a DRS during 2023 if municipalities – who opposed a DRS – are not on trajectory to collect 77% of plastic bottles in 2025 as required by the SUPD (currently 57%)].
- ‘contribute’ to meeting the packaging reduction target of 20% by 2025, of which half must be met by re-use or ‘re-utilisation’ (Art. I.2a) as stipulated by the Apr-21 3R Decree;
- spend 5% of their recycling fee revenue on developing reuse and re-utilisation solutions (Art. I.2d) and
- “implement the actions necessary” to ensure that reused packaging contributes 10% of total POM by 2027 by packaging sales units or equivalents, as required by the Apr-22 Decree on the minimum proportion of reused packaging.
Unspent financial support to be invested: A PRO must reallocate the financial support “saved” if the material recycling targets are not met for investments into municipal collection infrastructure in the next year (new art. IV.2c.). The spending of this “saved amount” comes in addition to the penalties for not meeting the targets [The penalties apply to any waste prevention and management target and are calculated as 150% of the average costs of each percentage point required to fully meet a target (Env. Code’s Art. L541-9-6 II. 2)].
Away-from-home consumption: An estimated 6% of all household packaging waste – or 320K tonnes of the 5.5 million tonnes of household packaging p.a. – arises from “away-from-home consumption” [consommation hors foyer] of, most notably, food in public places including shopping centres, train stations, highway rest areas and schools.
PROs are required to: -
* The SUPD's Art. 8.2** is transposed in the Nov-20 Decree on ‘reforming EPR’ (codified in Art. R. 541-111) which says that PROs "contribute financially to the costs of the management of waste from products falling under their approval which are borne by public entities within the framework of cleaning operations ... . The amount of this contribution is 80% of the cleaning costs”.
- issue calls for tender totalling at least EUR 62 million by the end of 2024 to support investments in collection infrastructure in spaces open to the public to ensure that away-from-home packaging collection is widely available by Jan-25 (V. 5.d revising IV.3.c);
- technically and/or financially support the collection of at least 60,000 tonnes or about 20% of the total* of such packaging (VIII.1. revising VII.2. 3-5)
** The SUPD’s Art. 8.2 requires i.a. EPR-based financing of the infrastructure and operations of waste collection systems in public spaces that accept certain single-use plastic packaging, as well as requiring the financing of litter clean-up measures.
Funding litter clean-up: A PRO contributes - on request - to a municipality’s costs of cleaning-up litter from household packaging waste (le nettoiement des déchets sauvages) according to fixed rates per inhabitant and year (V. 6.):
A Jan-21 amendment to the "cahier des charges" had already introduced this payment model – albeit at higher rates - for the French overseas territories from 2021. We estimate that the litter clean-up payments could cost PROs up to EUR 220 million p.a..
- Rural communities with under 5K population: EUR 0.90
- Urban communities with over 5K population: EUR 3.20
- Dense urban communities with over 50K population: EUR 4.50
- Touristic communities: EUR 3.50
- Coffey returns to DEFRA as Secretary of State; Coffey had been a minister in the department until September 2019, when she took up a cabinet role at the Department for Work and Pensions. Most recently, she was Secretary of State for Health during Liz Truss’ brief spell as Prime Minister.
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- The Pack Hub links up with Emitwise to report and measure carbon; According to The Pack Hub, the Emitwise platform uses machine learning to process data at the scale needed for complex packaging operations. The Pack Hub members include Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, Mars Wrigley and Kellogg’s.
- Greenpeace report claims “most plastic” in the US is unrecyclable; New Greenpeace USA report, Circular Claims Fall Flat Again, claims that most plastic in the US “simply cannot be recycled”. The report says that US households only recycled 2.4 million tonnes of plastic waste out of 51 million tonnes generated. According to the report, no type of plastic packaging in the US meets the definition of recyclable used by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastic Economy (EMF NPE) Initiative.
- The Renew Hub hits milestone of 50,000 preloved items repaired and resold; The Renew Hub, which the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) says is the biggest reuse and repair facility, has renovated and resold more than 50,000 items in its first year – diverting over 500 tonnes of material from going to landfill.
- FCA proposes new rules to tackle greenwashing; In a bid to clamp down on greenwashing, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing a package of new measures.
Amongst the measures proposed by the FCA are an investment in product sustainability labels and restrictions on how terms like “ESG”, “green” or “sustainable” can be used.
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- Global paper recyclers highlight an 80-90% drop in prices; During discussions at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) World Recycling Convention in Dubai, the Division President reported an 80-90% drop in prices for old corrugated cardboard (OCC) in recent months.
In his opening address, Division President Francisco Donoso, of Dolaf Servicios Verdes S.L. of Spain cited “extremely low demand” all around the world with high stocks at paper mills and the high cost of energy as reasons for the price drop. He continued that producers cannot pass on this cost in their sales prices because demand for their products is also low, owing to the financial crisis, and neither can they reduce their energy costs. “Therefore, the only cost they can manage is what they pay for their raw material.”
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- Zara launches resale platform as “commitment” to circularity; The clothing retailer’s new platform, Zara Pre-Owned, will allow customers to resell items, request repairs, and arrange for clothes to be collected from their homes and donated to charity. On November 3rd, Zara will launch “Zara Pre-Owned” in the UK – a “pioneering” integrated platform available through Zara stores, Zara.com and its mobile app.
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- Lidl GB announces permanent removal of green coloured milk caps following successful trial; In a bid to further improve the recyclability of its products, Lidl has announced it will be replacing green semi-skimmed milk caps with clear caps. The permanent change follows a successful trial earlier this year and will roll out across stores from 31 October.
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- Sidel aims to innovate with hub dedicated to PET recycling; The site, in Octeville, is designed to develop Sidel’s understanding of PET recycling. A unique small-scale PET recycling line will allow Sidel to develop advanced knowledge about the recycling of food-contact PET bottles. The line will also enable Sidel to further develop its own knowledge, ideas and innovations.
- Project to develop large-scale fishing net recycling in the UK; Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) has teamed up with plastic processing experts Milspeed on a project to develop the large-scale recycling of fishing nets in the UK. Each year, it’s estimated that 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets end up as plastic waste in our oceans, according to Keep Britain Tidy. The charity says that in addition to being “hazardous for boats”, these nets can continue to “ghost fish” for up to 600 years, with countless fish, dolphins and seals killed after getting trapped in them.
- WasteAid programme to improve waste management in low-income communities in Cameroon; WasteAid has announced a new partnership that will build on learnings taken from previous work in Cameroon and will expand its current programme. Its new partner, Partners Group Impact (Verein) (“PG Impact”), supports entrepreneurial projects and organisations that create positive, high-impact and measurable social and/or environmental benefits. PG Impact is managed entirely by Partners Group employees, who contribute their time and expertise to identify, evaluate and invest in high-impact projects.
- New Hubbub toolkit and funding available to local authorities; Environmental charity Hubbub has launched its ‘In The Loop’ toolkit, an in-depth guide for local authorities on how to roll out a successful recycling on-the-go campaign, designed to help increase recycling rates.
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- Diversey launches new pouches to streamline recycling; The SafePack pouch allows users to refill reusable spray bottles and minimise waste. Diversey said the SafePack pouches provide an robust and drip-free design now meet the new criteria for eco-certification, United Nation-approved pouches for ADR (classified) liquids, 1.5L pouches upgraded to 2L; larger in size makes for less waste.
- ALUPRO calls for PRN reforms as prices remain volatile; The UK is tracing ahead of its annual business recycling target and is again on course to surpass its current obligated business tonnage, but increasingly volatile prices are continuing to prompt calls for PRN reforms.
- Chase Plastics invests in recycling line following huge growth; Chase Plastics has installed a new recycling line partially funded by government and awarded by WRAP, following huge growth in 2021. The major UK manufacturer of recycled polyethylene raw materials (rPE), has announced it grew by 72% in 2021 and is targeting sustained growth in 2022 backed by investment.
- South West councils trial kerbside collections of flexible plastic packaging; Cheltenham and South Gloucestershire have become the first local authorities to agree to trial kerbside collections of flexible plastic packaging under the Flexible Plastic Fund (FPF) FlexCollect project.
- PhD student group formed to find solution to global plastic crisis; Five PhD students, each funded for four years, will soon start exploring the complex problem of marine pollution from plastic packaging, the University of Portsmouth says. The “innovative” research programme at the University of Portsmouth is being supported by UK based material technologies company Aquapak and aims to deliver actions that can be taken to solve the “growing problem” of marine plastic pollution.
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- Hubbub & Starbucks unveil winners of fund tackling single-use packaging; The Bring It Back Fund has increased to £1.4 million to fund six reuse pilots across the UK with the first project launching in the next few months. The fund is supported by Starbucks pioneering 5p cup charge which is applied when a customer chooses to use a single-use paper cup. Introduced voluntarily in 2018, Starbucks has donated all funds to Hubbub to support sustainability efforts and waste reduction.
- Sealed Air launches new recycled content inflatable films; Sealed Air has developed a range of new Bubble Wrap protective packaging that use 30% or 50% recycled plastic waste.
- “Pioneering” Materials Passports to “kickstart” circular economy in construction sector; Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and now under construction in the City of London, the 94,000 sq ft Edenica office development at 100 Fetter Lane is on track to set a “significant” sustainability precedent for UK commercial buildings, Waterman says. Sustainability consultancy company, Waterman says this scheme for BauMont Real Estate Capital and YardNine is harnessing the latest design techniques to optimise operational energy efficiency and slash embodied carbon.
- Cauli launches reusable and recyclable coffee cup scheme; CauliCups are injection moulded and made from 100% polypropylene. According to Cauli they can e reused 400 times before being returned to manufacturers to be recycled into new products. The company added that the cups are available in 10oz and 12oz size, with 16oz cups in the pipeline for the future. Initial orders have come from Barts Health NHS Trust and a number of banks in Canary Wharf.
- New research “major step” toward perpetually recyclable plastic; New research from CU Boulder, published in Nature Chemistry, details how a class of durable plastics widely used in the aerospace and microelectronics industries can be chemically broken down into their most basic building blocks and then formed once again into the same material.
- DS Smith and Krones launch fibre-based shrink-wrap for bottles; DS Smith has announced a partnership with packaging machinery and systems provider Krones to create a fibre-based alternative to shrink-wrap for PET multipack bottles.
- John Lewis Partnership unveils new pledges to “protect and restore nature”; The John Lewis Partnership has “doubled down” on its commitment to “protect and restore” nature, including pledging to achieve net zero on its Leckford farm by 2024. The Partnership has pledged zero deforestation in the sourcing of all key commodities across all own brand products, as well as outlined plans to end fossil fuels, eradicate waste, and enhance nature in retail spaces. A stand-out pledge is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural processes on John Lewis’ farm at Leckford to reach net zero by 2024. This will be combined with encouraging species regeneration on the Estate, the Partnership says. John Lewis also revealed its WWF partnership to fund biodiversity and nature conservation in “key sourcing” regions.
- New bespoke bottles from Beatson Clark for BOL Foods; BOL Foods has switched to new bespoke glass bottles from Beatson Clark for its range of Power Shakes. The shakes have been on the market for 18 months and consumer research was used to help guide Beatson Clark and Touch Design.
- Buxton and Biffa to provide recycling bins at London Marathon; Buxton water will be placing recycling bins at the start and end of the London Marathon, taking place on 2 October, in partnership with Biffa.This is in addition to drop zones placed along the course, aimed at helping runners recycle their water bottles. Buxton insists it is the largest British mineral water brand to have all of its bottles made from other bottles (excluding the caps and labels) and the bins could stop up to 700,000 bottles from ending up in landfill.