The bill on lutte against waste and for the circular economy arrived this Monday, December 9 in front of the National Assembly. This river text provides for a multitude of measures to green the daily lives of citizens: fight against food waste, against plastic, against planned obsolescence … But among all these measures, one of them is getting all the attention: that of the deposit of plastic bottles. Presented as a flagship measure of the law, it is now the subject of all controversy.
The measure was initially introduced in article 8 of the bill. In its first version, the possible “obligation for producers or their eco-organization to implement deposit systems for the reuse, reuse or recycling of products consumed or used by households” was provided for in the territory. that is to say to oblige the companies which produce packaging, such as plastic bottles, to set up or finance deposit systems to facilitate their treatment, in a principle of responsibility of the producers of waste. The bill intended in particular to push the deposit for recycling, by charging consumers between 10 and 25 cents more for their drink, a sum that would be returned to them if they brought back their empty plastic bottles for recycling.