Renewable Matter # 25 / January-February

France Turns Towards the Circular Economy

by Silvia Zamboni

Dossier France


Fifty precise measures detailed within the “Feuille de route de l’économie circulaire” set out fixed times, instruments and a philosophy for the transition. Among the first objectives: achieve a 30% reduction of resource consumption in relation to GDP, halve the amount of non-hazardous waste sent to landfills, and reach 100% recycled plastic.


Following an intense consultation phase with stakeholders (businesses, councils and citizens), in April 2018 the French government licenced the roadmap that will guide the country’s transition towards a circular economy (Feuille de route de l’économie circulaire). The ambition is clear: after becoming world-leaders in climate defence, the new target...

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