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Program Fact Sheet
France
International Pharmaceutical EPR Program Fact Sheet
Organizing Body:
Cyclamed (http://www.cyclamed.org/en) is a non-profit organization1 that
is organized by dispensing pharmacists, wholesale distributors and drug
companies2
Program Description: Organized by dispensing pharmacists, wholesale distributors and drug
companies,2 Cyclamed is a non-profit organization established in 1993.3
Funded entirely by pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesale distributors
provide and recover cartons,4 and every pharmacy is required to collect.5
Cyclamed conducts advocacy and communication with the general public,
health professionals and environmental stakeholders.6 The program
collects approximately 16,237 tons (14,730 metric tons) every year.7
Funding:
Funded entirely by pharmaceutical manufacturers whose contribution is
calculated based on the number of boxes placed on the market, with
wholesale distributors responsible for collecting and transporting
containers.4
Program Costs:
2012: Dues, not including tax, were USD $0.0022 (EUR €.0019) per
box8,9
“Le Réseau Cyclamed (The Cyclamed Network).” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
“In English.” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
3
“Quelle est la réglementation encadrant la collecte de Médicaments Non Utilisés? (What are the regulations
governing the collection of unused medicine?)” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
4
“Le Fonctionnement de la Filière (Operation of the System).” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
5
“Le pharmacien d’officine (The Community Pharmacist).” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
6
“Mission.” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
7
“Quels sont les chiffres de la collecte des Médicaments Non Utilisés? (What Are the Figures for the Collection of
Unused Medicines?)” Cyclamed, accessed December 2014, Web.
8
“Contribution des différents maillons de la chaîne du medicament (Contribution of the various links in the drug
chain).” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
9
XE Currency Converter, accessed January 27 2015, Web.
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Last updated: 2/3/2015
France
International Pharmaceutical EPR Program Fact Sheet
Program Chronology:
 1992: Manufacturers required to provide or contribute to the elimination
of household packaging waste they place on the market (Decree No. 92337 of 1/4/1992)10
 1993: Cyclamed created by manufacturers in response to 1992 Packaging
Decree10
 February 2007: Law No. 2007-248 of 27/2/2007 requires pharmacies to
collect unused medicines11
 March 2009: Order of 3/3/2009, grants approval for packaging collected
with unwanted medicines10
 June 2009: Decree No. 2009-718 of 17/06/2009 mandates collection and
processing of industry unused medicines by pharmaceutical
manufacturers12
Collection Locations: Pharmacies are required to be host collection sites13
 22,400 pharmacies collect medications14 Population of France year 2014:
66,201,000 inhabitants15
Results:
Data collection (2013):


16, 237 tons (14,730 metric tons) collected16
+3.2% growth of collection in 2013 compared to 2012
Awareness: 77% of the population returns unused medicines to the
pharmacist, 70% of which responded “always” 16
Cyclamed collection container (http://www.alta-frequenza.com)
“Quelle est la réglementation encadrant la collecte de Médicaments Non Utilisés? (What Are the Regulations
Governing the Collection of Unused Medicines?)” Cyclamed, accessed December 2014, Web.
11
“Y a-t-il une liste des pharmacies Cyclamed? (Will has a list of pharmacies Cyclamed?)” Cyclamed, accessed
January 2015, Web.
12
“Les Textes Règlementaires (Regulatory Texts).” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
13
“Le Fonctionnement de la Filière.”
14
“Quels sont les chiffres de la collecte des Médicaments Non Utilisés? (What are the figures for the collection of
unused medicines?)” Cyclamed, accessed January 2015, Web.
15
“Population Total.” The World Bank, accessed January 2015, Web.
16
“La Collecte Des Médicaments Non Utilisés (The Collection of Unused Medicines).” Cyclamed, accessed January
2015, Web.
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