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Origins and definition of biowaste

The legislator has introduced the concept of bio-waste including the requirement for "big producers" or holders as of January 1, 2012 to implement sorting and recovery of such wastes. 
Article L 541-21-1 Environmental Code.

Biowaste is :

  • all non-hazardous waste, biodegradable from gardens or parks,

  • all non-hazardous waste from food or kitchen including households, restaurants, caterers and retail stores,

  • And any comparable waste from facilities manufacturing or processing food. 
    Article R 541-8 of the Environmental Code.


The regulatory framework for biowaste

The obligation to implement sorting and recovery of biowaste should contribute to the achievement of various objectives of the Grenelle Environment Forum :

  • Target of 75% recycling of non-hazardous economic activities excluding construction and public works, agriculture and food processing industries.

  • A 15% decrease in the amount of waste going to landfills or being incinerated

  • "Better use of organic waste" Waste Plan for 2009-2012, which includes a six year plan from 2009 to 2015, to enhance and double the capabilities in bio - waste disposal.

  • Act No. 2010-788 Grenelle II national commitment to the environment of 12 July 2010, Official Journal of 13 July 2010. 

  • Circular of 10 January 2012 concerning the conditions for application of the obligation of source separation of biowaste by large producers (Article L 541-21-1 of the Code of the Environment), NOR: DEVP1131009C.




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  • Articles R 541-7 to R 541-11 of the Environmental Code.

  • As of 1 January 2012, producers or holders of large amounts of organic waste are required to have a source for separation and recycling. 
    Article L 541-21-1 of the Code of the environment.