National Waste Reduction Programme
France set up a Waste Prevention Action Plan in 2004. The Grenelle legislation adopted in August 2009 outlined further waste prevention measures, along with a target to reduce per capita ordinary household waste. This objective has now been met.
Since then many steps have been taken to prevent waste under a series of laws:
- the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, the Consumer Products Act;
- the Food Wastage Act, the Biodiversity Act, and others. All of these laws have bolstered action to prevent generation of waste.