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4 Jan 2024

France Implements Mandatory Organic Waste Recycling

Starting January 2024, France requires all households and businesses [to separate organic waste](, replacing chemical fertilizers with biogas or home composting. The government's Green Fund aids municipalities in providing the necessary infrastructure, but fines for non-compliance are not yet imposed. France's mandatory bio-waste recycling is part of [a broader EU initiative](,coming%20to%20France%20in%202024) to manage waste more sustainably, reflecting a significant shift towards ecological responsibility in waste management. France ranks [12th]( in the EU for total waste generation per capita.