We all know this green logo which is visible on most of our packaging. It is a universal symbol.
However, in France some people are asking some questions, regarding this particular logo.
The "Eco-emballages" sign is present on 95% of the packaging in France. To clarify, the green spot with 2 green arrows doesn't mean that the product can or has been recycled. Rather surprising in fact. It means, that the producer has paid his tax to the eco-packaging company. Confusing!
Most of the consumers had a different idea, and weren't aware of this subtelty. It is almost lying to the customers.
There are green logos on some packaging which can't be recycled, like cling films, or ham plastic sleeves. Results: when collected, 23% of these products are refused (because not meeting the rules to be recycled).
So, it is great in a way to put green logos on products but if it is confusing and not being benefical for the global climate change, what is the point of it?
It seems that there is still a lot of work to be done to respect the criterias of what can and/or should be recycled the correct manner. It is not about pleasing the population by adding a sticker on the container but about the future of the planet.