Environmental regulatory information

Here you’ll find some Google product and packaging environmental information. Local requirements govern the type of information and level of detail.

This page includes for France: Fiches produit relative aux qualités et caractéristiques environnementales.

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To find the information you need, choose a country from the selector below. If your country isn't listed, refer to the environmental regulatory information that’s included with the product.

Region-specific regulatory information

Select an item below to learn more.

Packaging sorting information

Packaging sorting information is required in France to let users know that packaging must be sorted separately from normal trash. Packaging materials may also need to be separated by packaging type. Packaging should be sorted for recovery per your local recycling authority's guidance.

Introduced in late 2022, packaging sorting information is provided directly on the product packaging.

Though some content may vary, check for a marking similar to the one below:

Package sorting information

Tip: The “+NOTICE”, if present on the marking, refers to documents, such as product guides. If documents are no longer needed, they should be recycled as paper.

Electronic device (WEEE) sorting information

Electronic device sorting information is typically provided in the Safety and Warranty Guide.

Though some content may vary, check for a marking similar to the one below (introduced in late 2022):

Electronic device sorting information

Sorting information, or “information des consommateurs sur la règle de tri”, is required in France to let users know that electronic devices, such as associated cables, batteries and electronic accessories, must be sorted separately from normal trash. These items must also be deposited for recovery at appropriate collection locations. Collection locations may include the retail location where your device was purchased or other deposit centers for electronics. For more information, go to www.quefairedemesdechets.fr. You can also review the Google recycling program.

Tip: For very small devices and accessories with no inbox Safety and Warranty Guide, such as USB cables, the sorting information is provided here.

Fiches produit relative aux qualités et caractéristiques environnementales

Information on the environmental qualities and characteristics of products is required to be available electronically in France. This information tells users about product characteristics relevant to waste prevention and management improvement.

Fiches produit relative aux qualités et caractéristiques environnementales can be found in one of the following locations:

  • In the online safety and regulatory documentation for your product (within the guide, under "Regulatory Information- EU" and scroll to “FICHES PRODUIT RELATIVE AUX QUALITÉS ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ENVIRONNEMENTALES - FRANCE”); or
  • In the PDFs linked below (select the option that corresponds to your product family).
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