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[GreenYes] EPR for Junk mail in France


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>From: "Peter Anderson" <anderson@no.address>
>Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 10:15:46 -0600
>
>France applies polluter pays logic to junk mail
>Environment Daily 2053, 07/03/06
>
>Distributors of unsolicited mail in France will have to help pay for
>recycling of the resultant waste under a decree agreed by the council of
>ministers last week. The sector has been put on notice that if it fails
>to cooperate the government will introduce a junk mail tax.
>
>Under the decree, distributors can pay into a fund that will then
>support recycling by local authorities or they can pay for advertising
>to encourage consumers to recycle waste. The government says it will
>decide on payment levels later this year after consulting with
>interested parties.
>
>French households receive an average of 40kg of unsolicited printed
>materials every year, according to the French environment ministry.
>Local authorities put the cost of recycling printed materials at about
>?150/tonne, currently all borne by local taxpayers. At this rate,
>recycling half of all junk mail in France would cost ?75m.
>
>*The decree is designed to help meet an official target of reducing the
>amount of household waste going to landfills or incinerators to 200kg
>per person per year within ten years (ED 22/09/05
><http://www.environmentdaily.com/19463>).*
>
>*Follow-up: *French environment ministry
><http://www.ecologie.gouv.fr/sommaire.php3>, tel: +33 1 42 19 20 21,
>plus press release
><http://www.ecologie.gouv.fr/article.php3?id_article=5254> and decree
><http://admi.net/jo/20060302/DEVP0640001D.html>.
>
><mailbox:///C%7C/DOCUMENTS%20AND%20SETTINGS/GUEST1/APPLICATION%20DATA/Mozilla/Profiles/default/4vzgv4co.slt/Mail/10.0.0.10/Inbox?number=1044260677#masthead>
>________________________________________
>This is a message from
> Melissa SHINN - EU Policy Unit
> Waste, Product and Natural Resources Policy
> EEB - European Environmental Bureau AISBL
> Bvd de Waterloo, 34
> 1000 Brussels - Belgium
> Tel. +32 (0)2 289 13 08
> Fax. +32 (0)2 289 10 99
> E-mail: melissa.shinn@no.address
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>________________________________________

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916-652-7850
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www.garyliss.com

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