Introduced by the Agec law against waste and for the circular economy, the device involves two signs. First, the “Triman”, composed of a circular arrow surrounding a silhouette designating three possible directions. Then the sorting method or “Info-tri”, specifying the nature of the product (T-shirt, shoe…) and the way the consumer must get rid of it (voluntary disposal points…). Two indissociable indications, insists ReFashion, the eco-organism financed by the textile sector to manage the end of life of products. And which has just published a manual for the use of the brands and distributors of clothing-shoes.
The two logos must be physically present when a consumer buys a piece. This presence can be done via the product’s composition label, or via temporary labels, without forgetting prints or embroidery on the product, or mention on the packaging. Two exceptions exist: for a piece smaller than 10 square centimeters, both signs can be dematerialized. For a piece between 10 and 20 square centimeters, the Triman must be physically present.
Via a vertical or horizontal display, with a minimum size of 2.7 centimeters, the indications must also bear the words “FR” to mean that they are governed by French regulations, as well as a URL address referring to the ADEME (agency of ecological transition): “quefairedemesdechets.fr”.
One point of the project had fed several misunderstandings: the possibility of optional displays. In addition to the collection containers for textiles, marketers (brands or importers) can add one or two optional suggestions: the donation to an association symbolized by an open hand topped by a heart, or the delivery in a voluntary store, illustrated by the drawing of a stall.
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