France bans unprocessed fruit and vegetables packaged in plastic

Updated Jun 30, 2023
French law has banned the retail sale of fresh fruit and vegetables in plastic since January 1, 2022. This ban will come into force again on July 1, but with an updated list of exceptions. Products that were excluded in the past are now covered by the legislation. These are ribbed and elongated tomatoes from the 'heart segment', cherry or cocktail tomatoes, early onions and turnips, Brussels sprouts, green beans, grapes, peaches, nectarines and apricots. Products that are also exempt in the new law are endive, asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, early potatoes and carrots, baby carrots, lettuce and lamb's lettuce, young shoots, aromatic herbs, spinach, sorrel, edible flowers, bean sprouts, cherries, lingon, gooseberries and cranberries, sprouted seeds, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, mulberries and red and black currants and kiwi. Ripe fruit is also exempt from the ban on sale in plastic packaging. The ban officially enters into force on July 1, ...
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