New Packaging Waste Sorting Icons for French Markets

Top Quote A look at France’s new info-tri (sorting information) for consumer product packaging. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 27, 2021 - France introduces new harmonized signage to improve consumer product sorting and enable better recycling.

    Citeo, a not-for-profit organization established to reduce the impact of discarded packaging on the environmental, has published new logos to enable better sorting – sorting information (info-tri). The new icons combine the Triman, which replaces Le Point Vert, new icons representing sorting rules for each packaging material, and a color code based on the sorting containers:

    • Green – glass
    • Yellow – all other packaging types

    The new icons will be in use from January 1, 2022, and will be rolled-out until March 2023.

    The new signage was developed following several consumer studies. They have been designed to enable better:

    • Compliance with recycling regulations
    • Clarity of message
    • Simplification of execution

    This is just one of the changes that follow in the wake of France’s anti-wastage and circular economy law (AGEC Law), which stipulates that consumer information for product sorting must be harmonized in order to improve recycling.

    SGS’s Commitment to the Circular Economy
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