What is eco-participation? (only in France)

The eco-participation corresponds to the cost of collecting and recycling old products.
This is part of the total cost of the equipment and is not chargeable as such.
The producer indicates the amount of the eco tax present for each product to the distributor.
The distributor indicates this same amount to the end consumer. Its cost varies depending on the organization to which the producer is attached. Thus, you find the amount of the eco-participation at the level of the product sheet, the basket and the purchase summary for the products concerned.

Regulations - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (DEEE)

Under the terms of the community directives of January 27, 2003 n ° 2002/95 / CE (relating to the limitation of the use of dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, hereinafter "EEE") and n ° 2002/96 / CE amended by directive n ° 2003/108 / CE (relating to EEE waste, hereinafter "WEEE"), by decree n ° 2005-829 of July 20, 2005 and its implementing decrees transposing directive n ° 2002/96 / EC (hereinafter the “Decree”), as well as article L541-10-2 of the Environment Code, the producers of EEE (hereinafter the “Producers”) must contribute or provide for the collection and disposal of WEEE from August 13, 2005.

The existing texts make the Producers responsible for the financial management of household WEEE, from their collection to their treatment. These WEEE are both "new" and "historical", that is to say from EEE placed on the market after or before August 13, 2005.

Eco-participation is compulsory in France even for products for export.

Why are there different amounts?

The amount of the eco-contribution varies depending on the product and the type of treatment it requires.
When recycling, devices are treated and decontaminated differently depending on their size, the materials they contain or the pollutants they contain.

Since July 1, 2010, the Ministry of Ecological Transition has also imposed a modulation of eco-contributions for household equipment, which consists of varying its amount depending on the environmental impact of certain devices when 'they will be at the end of their life.

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