the essential “eco-score”, mass sales, certain banned advertisements, ecology taught at school … Here are the first measures of the climate law, adopted at first reading by the National Assembly, which could soon change the daily life of French consumers .
The debates on the climate and resilience law have been in full swing in the chamber for more than a week. This new bill, which has been under scrutiny in the National Assembly since March 29, and which results from the first proposals of the Citizens’ Convention on Climate Change, contains six main titles and 69 articles aimed at “penetrating the ecology at the heart of the French model by being more fundamental “. , in the words of the Minister for Ecological Change, Barbara Pompili.
However, this draft law, which has been heavily criticized by associations, citizens and many climatologists (who particularly accuse it of a lack of ambition), contains some concrete measures that could change the daily life of the consumer. Provided, of course, that they are finally accepted.
Labels to know the carbon footprint of our clothing
The “Öko-Score” measure was adopted for a test phase of a maximum of five years with a view to a possible obligation. It will be primarily aimed at the clothing sector. Like the “Nutri-Score” already established for food, this label aims to inform consumers about the carbon footprint of a product in order to encourage purchases with a low environmental impact.
The idea isn’t new, however: in early 2020, the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe) launched a similar initiative by offering environmental products for everyday products to better guide consumers.
In supermarkets, bulk sales are gradually becoming mandatory
On Friday April 2, MPs gave the go-ahead for Article 11 to develop sales in large quantities. Specifically, the measure provides for a target of 20% of the sales area for companies with more than 400 m2, which is intended for mass sales by 2030. However, the system excludes certain companies, especially those that specialize in the sale of spirits and perfumes.
Disappearance of certain advertisements
If you were used to seeing small banners hanging in the sky hanging from a helicopter, you will soon have to mourn them. Article 8 of the bill banning this type of transport was actually passed by MPs on Thursday April 1st. When finally validated, this ban should apply from January 1, 2022.
Ecology is taught from elementary school through high school
MEPs also voted to set up a sustainable development committee in every school (Article 3), from primary to secondary school, to “encourage the development of concrete environmental awareness projects”.
“Tomorrow, a special committee in every facility, from elementary school to high school, will program environmental awareness activities that will, for example, strengthen eco-delegate projects and rural excursions,” the government said.