A malus bonus to encourage plastic recycling

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By Planet Panda | Updated on 14/08/2018 at 13:45


The government, which aims at a goal of 100% recycled plastics in 2025, To encourage consumers to favor products made from recycled plastic.

A system that will be put in place starting in 2019


"Tomorrow, when there will be the choice between two bottles, a recycled plastic made and the other No, the first will be cheaper"

The goal is to arrive in 2025 to 100% recycled plastics. It was a campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron. Currently, only a quarter of plastic packaging are recycled, according to a study published in March by 60 million consumers, which emphasized that many other types of products, such as toys, can not even be.

To mobilize consumers "the government"will deploy a malus bonus system up to 10% of the price of productsAn announcement brown pears whose minister of guardianship is Nicolas Hulot. However, it does not specify in what proportion the device would lower the cost of recycled plastic objects and would fall into that of those that are not. "We want to activate it as early as 2019 and bring it up in power," she adds.
The Bonus-Malus is "a logic in which we find ourselves," reacted Sunday with AFP Emmanuel Guichard, General Delegate of the French Federation of Plastic Packaging (Elipso). It is still necessary that the alternatives to the plastic exist, does it shade. "On the yogurt pot, there is now no recycled plastic."

A drop in VAT on recycling

In addition, the Government's plan for plastics recycling will go through a decline in VAT on the recycling and rising TGAP (general tax on polluting activities) on landfill, as announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. In April, recalls brown pears. "We need to display a clear tax trajectory for the next few years to enable communities and citizens to adapt, without this weighing on the finances of cities that are committing," she says.

Straws and plastic sticks soon prohibited

Another leverage already announced, and that the government intends to operate soon: the prohibition of single-use products, such as straws and plastic sticks. "In early 2019 (...) we will specify the list of single-use products we want to prohibit" and this removal of "superfluous or substitutable uses" will be implemented "by 1 January 2020", points out Brunette pearson. JDD, however, stating that the government wants to collaborate with industrialists rather than immediately ban certain products. "If in two years the account is not there, then we will go to the rules", ensures the Secretary of State.

Extract from Figaro on 12/08/2018

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