The eco-participation is used to finance the sorting, recycling and recovery of used furniture.
The eco-participation is entirely donated to Éco-mobilier , an organization approved by the State, and is devoted to the development of a collection, recycling and reuse sector for used furniture.
Framed by law , eco-participation applies in the same way to all new furniture, bedding, lighting, textiles and accessories throughout France. The amount is defined according to a scale common to all manufacturers and distributors and corresponds to the cost of managing the waste of these used products.
Before the implementation of the eco-participation, it was estimated that half of the furniture was not recycled. Since 2013, 2 million tons of used furniture have been collected by Eco-mobilier and more than 90% have been recycled!