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11. June 2024

France - Distributors of Commercial Packaging 
Obligated from 2025

What does this mean for manufacturers?

France - Obligations for distributors of commercial packaging from January 01, 2025

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Starting January 1, 2025, the new law "Article L541-10-1" for commercial packaging will come into effect in France.


Companies can use our comprehensive international EPR service to prepare for the new regulations. We offer practical tips and support for registration and compliance with the new requirements. Our services are designed to make the transition as smooth as possible and to ensure that all legal obligations are met. Contact us to learn more about our support options and how we can help you meet the new EPR requirements.


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Introduction and Background of the "Article L541-10-1" Law

Starting January 1, 2025, a new law will come into effect in France, which will place obligations on the producers of commercial (industrial and commercial) packaging. This law is based on the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which aims to reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste. Extended Producer Responsibility means that manufacturers and producers are responsible for the entire lifecycle of their products, including disposal and recycling.

Details of the Law for Commercial Packaging

The new law covers a wide range of packaging used by commercial users, including reusable packaging such as drums, pallets, wooden and plastic crates.


Packaging that is not already covered by existing EPR streams will now also fall under the extended producer responsibilities for commercial packaging. This complements the EPR streams for household packaging and graphic paper, as well as the EPR stream for catering packaging.


Starting January 1, 2025, companies that place these types of packaging on the market must ensure that they comply with the new legal requirements. This means they will be responsible for the take-back and recycling of these packaging materials.

Impact and Implementation for distrubutors using Commercial Packaging Producers

The new law on extended producer responsibility will have far-reaching impacts on companies using industrial and commercial packaging. Companies will need to review and adapt their existing processes to comply with the new legal requirements. This includes the responsibility for the take-back and recycling of packaging that was not previously covered by existing regulations. Similar to household packaging, this obligation can be outsourced to a disposal system in France.


The introduction of this law means that companies must now ensure their packaging is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This will either require the implementation of their own recycling programs or collaboration with specialized waste disposal companies, as is done with household packaging.


Stay informed with us and ensure your commercial packaging is registered in compliance with the law in France.

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