New Report on Impact of DRS on French Municipalities in Meeting EU Packaging Recycling Targets

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: