France tackles surplus consumer goods issue with draft anti-waste law

By Patricia Mansfield-Devine 10-Jun-2019

French beauty companies currently destroy €180m of products every year

The French Government has announced that it intends to ban the destruction of unsold non-food products from 2022 as part of a move to a circular economy. 

Companies will have to repurpose, reuse or recycle all unsold goods or face a penalty.

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The law will cover cosmetics but certain product categories will be exempt for safety reasons.


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