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France will not be able to sell small fruits and vegetables packed in plastic

Published Jan 5, 2022

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Since January 1, French supermarkets cannot sell fruits and vegetables packed in plastic if they weigh less than 1.5 kg according to a decree of the anti-waste law that the country passed in 2021.

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Thus ends the plastic packaging of tomatoes, onions, turnips, zucchini, cucumbers, kiwis, lemons and other small foods, often sold in ready-made packs, especially in large supermarkets. Until 2026, the country will allow some exceptions, such as the sale of red fruits, since they are easily spoiled when they are sold by weight. However, the decree provides that distributors can continue using packaging for at least six more months, until stocks last. The distribution professionals will use alternatives such as cardboard, for tomatoes, and cellulose nets or paper bags, but they ...
Source: Agropopular
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