The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package and Plastic Strategy has driven increases in recycling targets for packaging under the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 2018/852 (PPWD), as well specific requirements for PET bottles under the Single Use Plastic Directive (90% collected by 2029). France is exploring ways of reaching these targets, one of which is a deposit return system (DRS) on beverage containers. This report calculates the additional tonnage that France will be able to collect through a DRS by 2029 and compares the cost of this program to door-to-door household packaging collection alone.

Click on the links below to download the synopsis of the report in either French or English: