The Anti-Waste for a Circular Economy Act (AGEC) aims to accelerate the change of production and consumption model in order to limit waste and preserve natural resources, biodiversity and the climate.

On 1 January 2022, a new set of measures will come into force. Press publications and advertisements will have to be sent without plastic packaging. It will be forbidden to stick a label directly onto fruit or vegetables, unless these labels are compostable and made up in whole or in part of bio-based materials. The state will also no longer buy single-use plastics for use in its workplaces or at events it organises. The responsibility of industrialists in the management of their waste will also be extended with the creation of new polluter-pays channels. These include mineral oils, which are used in the manufacture of many inks.

Matthieu Prévost, Environment Specialist at UNIIC, will decipher these measures for us and present all the issues at stake.