EGMF and other industry associations sign a joint statement on the French law on the Circular Economy

EGMF and other industry associations sign a joint statement on the French law on the Circular Economy

EGMF has co-signed alongside 20 other trade associations a statement that highlights cross-sectoral business concerns vis-à-vis the French law on the fight against waste and the circular economy: ‘Loi relative à la lutte contre le gaspillage et à l’économie circulaire’.

While welcoming the French governments ambition in transposing the revised Waste Framework Directive, Packaging Waste Directive and the recently adopted Single Use Plastics Directive, the co-signatories raise concerns over some specific provisions we believe may damage the functioning of the Internal Market and create new trade barriers. Furthermore, some of these new requirements are perceived to be disproportionate when compared with the stated policy objectives.

To learn more about our position see here .