The Waste Fund is one of the main response funds managed by the ADEME. Since its creation in 2009, the Waste Fund was regularly strengthened in order to assist French policy on recycling and waste prevention (2009-2014) as well as the national legislation for durable consumption and production (2015-2017). The Fund’s support represents 200 million euros per year on average - around 80% of the funding going to local operations. As part of the Roadmap for Circular Economy (FREC), the Waste Fund would become a Circular Economy Fund. In this context the ADEME conducted an assessment of this programm with three main objectives :
- To analyse the pertinence of the ADEME’s funds regarding the main circular economy challenges ;
- To assess whether this operation meet the needs of the stakeholders (beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the Fund support) and aim the new targets of the French law on Ecological transition and Green growth (Loi de transition énergétique et pour la croissance verte, LTECV) and of the Roadmap for Circular Economy (Feuille de route économie circulaire, FREC ;
- To develop strategical and operational recommendations.