The competent authorities have put many regulatory requirements in place over the years to control the flow and quality of packaging materials and waste produced and made available to consumers. All this is part of a circular economy dynamic which consists of accelerating the change of our production model and our consumption to limit waste and preserve natural resources through recycling, reuse and reuse of products. as well as by the development of products from renewable resources (bio-based products). Several laws have been published in the European Union (Directive 94/62 / EC, Directive 2008/98 / EC, EU Directive 2018/852, EU Directive 2019/904, etc.) and in France (law n ° 2015-992; law n ° 2018-938 and law n ° 2020-105) to support this environmental transition. The latest is the French anti-waste law for a circular economy, law n ° 2020-105 of February 20, 2020 (AGEC), in response in particular to EU Directive 2008/98 / EC, Directive 2018/852 and EU Directive 2019 / 904, which aim to transform our linear economy system (produce, consume and dispose) into a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials.
Follow general rules fixed at the EU level AND satisfy rules fixed at the national level, particularly in accordance with the organisation of material waste by eco organisms; as an example, Targets in particular on product recycling have therefore been set by the European Union (EU Directive 2018/852) according to a well-defined timetable. France has taken more restrictive measures in the case of plastic packaging by setting a goal of moving towards 100% recycling of these products by 2025 and by ending single-use plastic packaging by 2040 to favor the reuse and reuse of manufactured products.