Advancing The Circular Economy: Insights from the French EPR Scheme for Textiles
Discover the key takeaways from our webinar exploring the French EPR scheme.
On 10 July 2023, Re-Fashion, the French Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO), represented by Ms Véronique Allaire Spitzer, took centre stage during the second instalment of a webinar series powered by GFA and co-organised by EURATEX, EuRIC, and Policy Hub-Circularity for Apparel and Footwear. The event aimed to present the French EPR scheme in a bid to foster collaboration and harmonisation of EPR schemes across the EU as well as to inspire other Member States currently undergoing the development of their own EPR schemes. The webinar gathered over 70 people online, including policymakers, industry stakeholders, and Member State representatives.
During the webinar, Re-Fashion provided valuable insights into the French EPR scheme and their initial considerations on the recently published revision of the Waste Framework Directive. Explore the key takeaways from the session below.
This was the second of a webinar series presenting the different EU EPR schemes and Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) work. The series will build upon the groundwork laid by GFA and the Policy Hub, which since 2019, had previously convened several roundtables on the topic of EPR schemes for textiles to harmonise and align EPR schemes across the European Member States, ensuring consistency and minimizing confusion along the value chain. By inviting Member States and PROs to share their progress, the series of webinars will aim at facilitating knowledge sharing, peer learning, and ultimately set harmonisation of objectives, scope, definitions, and key performance indicators.
Read more about the harmonisation of EPR in our article here.