That’s it, a decree extends the usage bans

The government released a decree on Thursday extending the ban on the use of pesticides in places of life such as condominium gardens, private parks, cemeteries, or campsites from July 2022.

Since 2017, the law has already banned the use of chemical pesticides by municipalities for the maintenance of green spaces and roads.

The same ban since January 2019 for individuals and hobby gardeners who are only allowed to use products of natural origin.

From July 2022

According to a decree published in the Official Gazette on Thursday, these bans (with the exception of organic control products) will apply from July 1, 2022 in particular to condominiums, hotels, campsites, amusement parks, shopping areas and green spaces in places of work, educational institutions, health facilities, certain sports facilities (race tracks, lawn tennis Golf courses etc.) and cemeteries.

An exception until 2025 for high-performance sports equipment

For sports equipment, an exemption for high-level equipment is planned until January 1, 2025, for which “no alternative technical solution makes it possible to achieve the quality required in official competitions”.

However, the decree does not concern the SNCF, a primary user of plant protection products to weed their tracks and their immediate surroundings.