Law no. 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 on combating wastage and on the circular economy (hereinafter "Anti-Wastage & Circular Economy Law"), which was one of the legislative priorities for 2019/2020, should revolutionise certain production and consumption habits.
The objective of the legislation is ambitious: to break with the model of the linear economy (extract, manufacture, consume, throw away) and adopt a “circular” economic model based on the eco-design of products, responsible consumption, the extension of shelf life and recycling of products and waste.
This environmental aim will result in a significant number of new constraints for companies, inevitably accompanied by various sanctions, which will mainly be administrative fines.
Below, we present the main measures of the new scheme which should impact most business sectors.
While most of them are immediately applicable, the entry into force of others will be subject to the publication of a decree or postponed in order to give economic stakeholders a reasonable transition period.
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