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EPR in the building industry

Les metteurs sur le marché de Produits et Matériaux de Construction du secteur du Bâtiment (PMCB) sont tenus, depuis 2022, de s’assurer de la gestion de la fin de vie de leurs déchets dans le cadre de la REP.

Who are the marketers concerned by EPR?

  • Industrial manufacturers All companies whose activity is devoted, at least in part, to the industrial or artisanal production of materials, products, components and equipment for the construction industry
  • Distributors making products available under their brands 
  • Importers of construction products and materials of construction products and materials intended to be sold to the owner or to construction companies... (NB: TheDistributors marketing products from abroad are producers for their imports)

What product categories are covered by EPR?

It is about all the products and materials manufactured in order to be incorporated, assembled, used or installed on the building sites, They were divided into two main categories, inert and not inert:

Building products and materials made up mainly of minerals that do not contain glass, mineral wool or gypsum, belonging to the following families:

a) Concrete and mortar or contributing to their preparation

b) Lime

c) Limestone, granite, sandstone and lava types

d) Baked or unbaked earth

e) Slate

f) Bituminous mixture or contributing to the preparation of bituminous mixture, excluding bituminous membranes

(g) Aggregate, other than as specified in (a) and (d)

h) Ceramics

i) Construction products and materials of mineral origin not listed in another family of this category

Other building products and materials in the following families:

(a) Construction products and materials made predominantly of metal, except as noted in (d)

b) Construction products and materials made predominantly of wood, other than those listed in d)

c) Mortars, coatings, paints, varnishes, resins, preparation and implementation products, including their containers, other than those mentioned in 7° of article L. 541-10-1

d) Joinery incorporating glass, glazed walls and related construction products

(e) Gypsum-based construction products and materials other than those mentioned in (c)

(f) Building products and materials made predominantly of plastics

g) Bituminous membrane-based construction products and materials

h) Glass wool building products and materials

i) Stone wool building products and materials

j) Construction products of vegetable or animal origin, or other materials not mentioned in another family of this category

Important: Construction products and materials for the public works sector (roads, bridges, etc.) are excluded from the EPR obligation.

What are the obligations of marketers?

EPR in the building industry considers producers to be responsible for taking into account their products at the end of their life cycle, whether it be for their collection, recycling or treatment.

To manage this stage of their products' lives, producers can either assume their responsibility individually by setting up suitable systems that meet EPR specifications, or they can collectively create structures, such as eco-organizations, which will then take on this obligation. By paying a financial contribution (eco-contribution) to these eco-organizations, producers transfer their obligations to them while being involved in the collection, recycling and treatment of the materials they have produced.


Valobat's role with marketers

La société Valobat, gouvernée par 50 associés leaders dans le secteur du bâtiment, a obtenu un agrément des pouvoirs publics pour devenir l’éco-organisme multi-matériaux, sur l’ensemble des flux (inertes et non inertes).

Its ambition? To propose a solution for each construction waste and for each stakeholder of the ecosystem of the sector. By joining Valobat, producers will be able to transfer their obligations to the eco-organization and rely on a state-approved expertise and the strength of numerous actors throughout the territory.