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France bans the use of plastic packaging

Vegetables
Fruits
France
Published Jan 8, 2022

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From January 1, 2022, the sale of selected types of fruit and vegetables wrapped in foil or packed in such packaging is prohibited. The restriction covers a total of as many as 30 species, including pepper, cucumber, leek, zucchini, pear fruit, lemon, orange and kiwi. Less plastic These restrictions do not apply to more delicate species of vegetables and fruits, such as

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From January 1, 2022, it is forbidden to sell selected types of fruit and vegetables wrapped in foil or packed in such packaging. The restriction covers a total of as many as 30 species, including pepper, cucumber, leek, zucchini, pear fruit, lemon, orange and kiwi. Less plastic These restrictions do not apply to more delicate species of vegetables and fruits, such as cherry tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, currants or blueberries - here producers have a moment to find more ecological alternatives to plastic packaging. However, at the end of June 2026, all berries must be sold plastic-free, in biodegradable packaging. It also does not apply to fruit and vegetables in packages exceeding 1.5 kg, as well as chopped or processed fruit. From 2026, all fruit and vegetables in France are to be sold unpackaged or packaged but in one that is environmentally friendly. The restrictions are part of a long-term project introduced by the government of Emmanuel Macron, under which plastics ...
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