Under the AGEC law, producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) must submit an eco-design prevention plan (EPP) via an eco-organisation. This is a legal requirement, with a deadline of 31 July 2023. Don’t panic, the date has been extended to 30th September 2023.
4 key points for understanding the eco-design prevention plan
- The aim of the prevention plan is to set out the actions and objectives for the next 5 years, with a view to reducing the use of non-renewable resources, increasing the use of recycled materials and developing the recyclability of its products.
- The plan must be revised every 5 years and include an evaluation of the previous plan.
- The confidentiality of all data is guaranteed.
- It must be sent to your eco-organisation (ecologic or ecosystem for WEEE), which must publish a summary for public authorities and stakeholders, and make it freely available to the general public.
Which entities are subject to this obligation?
This obligation concerns “any producer mentioned in article L. 541-10-1″ of the Environment Code. This implies all industrialists, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers or distributors, without exception as regards the type of producer or the size of the company. ”
To put it simply, if you declare to one of these eco-organisations, you must complete the EPP. Altyor is available to help you with this. Contact our Design for Tomorrow teams via Bastien Spinella, moc.r1696369159oytla1696369159@alle1696369159nipsb1696369159.
Please note: if you are affiliated to other eco-organisations (battery management, packaging management), these also require specific EPPs. Get in touch with your various eco-organisations.
What does an EPP contain?
The three themes covered by the EPP are:
- Reducing the use of non-renewable resources/including re-use and life extension
- Increasing the use of recycled materials
- Increasing the recyclability of products and packaging for domestic installations
For each theme, you must list a lever with examples of actions and, if possible, indicators that will enable the effectiveness of the actions to be monitored.
Theme : Reducing the use of non-renewable resources
Lever : Reparability
Examples of actions: Make spare parts available for repair
Theme : Increase the use of recycled materials
Lever : Incorporate recycled plastics
Examples of actions : Incorporate recycled ABS from recycled channels
The eco-organisations provide prevention plan templates that you can send to them for publication.
Here are some useful links:
The declaration is free, but you must be a member of the eco-organisation to send it to them.
What if I don’t?
In accordance with article L541-9-5 of the French Environment Code, companies that fail to meet their legal obligation are liable to an administrative penalty.