Pacte National sur les emballages plastiques (The French National Pact on Plastic Packaging), was launched in February 2019 by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, bringing together a dozen French companies and NGOs.
The French National Pact is in line with the French Circular EconomyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. Roadmap and the European Strategy on Plastics.
Led by Causanova, it establishes a series of concrete commitments including:
Defining a list of packaging to be designated as problematic or unnecessary and establishing which measures should be taken to have them eliminated
Eco-designing packaging to make it reusable, recyclable or 100% compostable by 2025
Collectively reaching 60% of plastic packaging recycled by 2022
Incorporating an average of 30% recycled plastic into packaging by 2025
Leading awareness-raising and educational activities with the general public on the issues related to plastic pollution