The following aspects of WEEE obligations are specific to France.
Take-back obligation (distributor):
French law requires distributors to take-back WEEE from consumers on a 1:1 basis . Online sellers must make arrangements for and pay for WEEE take-back, which can be:
There is no 0:1 take-back obligation for online sellers in France.
Collection, recovery, re-use and treatment obligations (producer):
A producer must collect or organize the collection of WEEE in proportion to the amount of EEE it places on the market, by:
Reporting obligation (producer):
Producers must be registered in the national register of EEE producers. The French Agence de l'environnement et de la maîtrise de l'énergie (Agency for Environment and Energy Management) is responsible for the establishment, maintenance and operation of the register https://www.syderep.ademe.fr/en/commun/deee.
Producers are required to provide information about the quantity of EEE placed on the market and the waste management measures for end-of-life EEE.