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Changes to French labelling requirements

Changes to French labelling requirements
by Annis Mapleston at 12:48 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Packaging

​At the beginning of 2020, France passed a comprehensive new law to amend its Environment Code (see our earlier blog for more details), which among many other things introduced new labelling requirements. Since then, a draft decree has also been published, which provides more details about what producers will need to do in future.

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From 2021, any packaging designed for use by consumers and packaging given to consumers by catering businesses (including glass apart from glass drinks bottles) will need to conform to new rules.

The Triman logo will become compulsory for all packaging (although certain alternatives will be accepted), and it is likely that the Green Dot will be strongly discouraged and possibly even subject to a financial penalty. Certain terms will be banned or restricted.

Packaging PROs in France (e.g. Citeo) will be creating new guidelines for how packaging should be labelled to ensure accurate waste sorting. Once this is published, producers will have 12 months to ensure that their packaging is compliant.

If you have any questions about the new French labelling requirements or how they will impact your business, please contact us to talk to one of our consultants.​

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