*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to implement the polluter pays principle in the field of waste management, the European Union adopted Directive 2008/98/EC (OJ 2008 L 312, p. 3). This Directive establishes a system of extended producer responsibility, whereby producers of products take financial and, where appropriate, organisational responsibility for their products once they become waste. The aim is to provide an incentive to avoid the generation of waste and to use it as a resource. The judgment under comment gave the Court the opportunity to rule, for the first time, on the relationship between this scheme, as implemented in France, and the provisions on State aid.
CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - STATE RESOURCES - EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
State resources: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the financial support paid, within the framework of the French increased producer responsibility system, to operators in charge of treating waste from textile products does not constitute a State aid scheme (Eco TLC)
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