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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](https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/01/02/france-implements-compulsory-composting-heres-how-it-will-help-slash-emissions), 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](https://monacolife.net/sorting-of-bio-waste-will-become-mandatory-in-2024-in-france/#:~:text=As%20of%201st%20January%202024%2C,coming%20to%20France%20in%202024) to manage waste more sustainably, reflecting a significant shift towards ecological responsibility in waste management. France ranks [12th](https://www.statista.com/topics/8132/waste-in-france/#topicOverview) in the EU for total waste generation per capita.