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Microplastic testing for compliance with France’s AGEC Law

Achieve compliance with France’s AGEC Law with Eurofins microplastic testing services

France has taken significant steps in addressing microplastic pollution through its loi Anti-Gaspillage pour une économie circulaire (Anti-Waste Law for a Circular Economy, also known as AGEC law) in Decree No. 2022-748 of 04/29/2022. This legislation places stringent requirements on businesses to inform the consumer of the presence of plastic microfibres within their products on a dedicated website or webpage.

To assist businesses in achieving compliance with France’s microplastic regulations, Eurofins offers state-of-the-art microplastic testing services which can be instrumental in helping companies meet the demands of AGEC law’s microplastics mandate.

Understanding AGEC Law’s microplastic requirements

AGEC law is a comprehensive legal framework aimed at reducing waste and promoting a circular economy. Within this law, there is a specific provision related to microplastic pollution. The presence of plastic microfibers is expressed in the form of the statement. This information must be made available to the consumer when the proportion of synthetic fibres is greater than 50%.

Who is Affected by the AGEC Law?

Brands and retailers of new textile clothing products, shoes or household linen, and new textile products for the home fall within the scope of Decree No. 2022-748 of 04/29/2022

  • From 1st January 2023: Companies with an annual turnover of more than 50 million euros and more than 25,000 units
  • From 1 January 2024: Companies with an annual turnover of more than 20 million euros and more than 10,000 units
  • From 1 January 2025: Companies with an annual turnover of more than 10 million euros and more than 10,000 units

How Eurofins microplastic testing services support AGEC Law compliance

Comprehensive Testing Solutions

Eurofins’ microplastic testing services provide a wide range of testing methods tailored to meet the specific needs of businesses across industries. Whether you need to analyse raw materials, finished products, wastewater, or environmental samples, Eurofins offers the expertise and advanced equipment necessary to provide accurate and reliable results.

Accredited and Certified laboratories

Eurofins operates accredited laboratories staffed by highly trained experts. Their proficiency ensures that your microplastic testing complies with the requirements of France’s AGEC law, providing trustworthy and credible data.

Customised testing protocols

Recognising that each business may have unique testing requirements, Eurofins collaborates closely with clients to develop custom testing protocols that precisely align with the provisions of the AGEC law. This ensures that compliance efforts are efficient and effective.

Expert guidance

Navigating the complex landscape of microplastic regulations can be challenging. Eurofins’ team of experts is well-versed in the requirements of AGEC law and can offer guidance on developing effective strategies to reduce microplastic pollution. Their insights enable businesses to take proactive measures to enhance sustainability.

Continuous support

Compliance with the AGEC law is an ongoing commitment. Eurofins can offer continuous support to businesses, helping them stay updated with the latest regulatory changes and maintain adherence to microplastic requirements.

Benefits of utilising Eurofins microplastic testing services

By partnering with Eurofins for Microplastic Testing Services, businesses gain numerous advantages, including

  • Compliance Assurance: Eurofins’ services are designed to help companies meet the stringent requirements of France’s AGEC law, reducing the risk of non-compliance and associated penalties
  • Environmental Responsibility: Effective microplastic monitoring and reduction demonstrate a company’s commitment to environmental sustainability, enhancing its reputation and brand image
  • Scientific Rigor: Eurofins’ accredited laboratories and experienced professionals provide scientifically sound testing and analysis, offering accurate and defensible data for regulatory reporting
  • Cost Efficiency: Customised testing protocols and expert guidance help businesses optimise their compliance efforts, potentially reducing costs associated with non-compliance and environmental damage

How we can help

France’s AGEC law represents a significant step in addressing microplastic pollution and promoting a circular economy. Compliance with its stringent requirements is essential for businesses across various sectors. Eurofins microplastic testing Services offer a comprehensive solution to help companies meet these obligations efficiently and effectively. By choosing Eurofins, businesses can ensure their compliance with France’s AGEC law, contribute to environmental protection, and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability in a rapidly changing regulatory landscape.

For any enquiries about microplastics, AGEC law, or other sustainability-focused matters, please contact our sustainability services team.

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