Our EU law environmental and product regulatory teams have been following the passage of a significant new law through the French parliament: ‘the Anti-Waste and Circular Economy Bill’ (Projet de loi relatif à la lutte contre le gaspillage et à l’économie circulaire) (the Bill).
Key features of the Bill include:
- Radically expanded obligations for producers in relation to waste management
- Introduction of a ‘product lifetime score’ to be displayed on some products
- Harmonised waste collection rules
- New criminal sanctions for planned obsolescence tactics