France

LAW n ° 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 relating to the fight against waste and the circular economy

Legislative
Act; Law
Passed in 2020
This law was passed to tackle waste in all  sectors and foster circular economy. It also transposes certain clauses of the EU Circular Economy Package and of the EU Directive 2019/904 on plastic pollution.

Article 13 of this law amends article 6 of Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for Confidence in the Digital Economy,  internet providers must inform subscribers of the amount of data consumed in the context of providing access to the network and indicates the equivalent of the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions. The article stipulates that "the greenhouse gas emission equivalents corresponding to data consumption are established according to a methodology made available by the Environment and Energy Management Agency."

Article 111 of this law amends article L. 541-1 of the Environment Code to indicate that food waste for heat production must be encouraged only if projects comply with criteria of sustainability and reduction greenhouse gas emissions. 

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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