On August 16, 2023, the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion put out for public consultation a draft order defining the obligations of eco-organizations and individual systems for the management of waste from pleasure boats or sport, falling under the extended responsibility of the producer.
A previous draft decree on waste management and the extended responsibility of producers of pleasure craft had been submitted for public consultation from July 10 to August 20, 2023, including the management of abandoned waste.
The extended liability channel for producers of pleasure or sports boats has been in place since 2019, with the eco-organization APER in charge of waste treatment until the end of 2023.
The draft specifications include major changes compared to the decree of May 2017. It requires eco-organizations to ensure the transport of boats in addition to treatment. Collection targets for the treatment of boat waste have been set for 2024-2029, including in Overseas France.
If the objectives are not achieved, event collections will be organized in collaboration with the port authorities. Transport costs can be borne financially or operationally by PROs, depending on the size of the boat.
The specifications also include the management of abandoned waste, in accordance with the law of February 2020. The eco-organization must contribute financially to the costs prior to the transport of waste located on the public domain.
The public consultation remains open until September 8, 2023.