France introduces furniture disposal scheme ‘éco-mobilier’

Starting the 1st of May this year, furniture manufacturers, importers and distributors in France are responsible for the costs involved in the disposal of their products.

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To achieve this, French manufacturers and distributors have founded the association ‘éco-mobilier‘, which is officially approved by the French Environmental Ministry.

The goal of the new éco-mobilier (eco-furniture; sykb) scheme is the gradual increase in the recycling rate of furniture: for private use to 45%, for commercial use to 75% by the end of 2015 and by the end of 2016 to 80%.

The main task of éco-mobilier is to organise a collection, recycling and recovery process for furniture. All companies who are active in the field of furniture, have to become member. Especially for imported products, a special disposal contribution will have to be paid.

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