France Ban on Use of Plastic Packaging for Fresh Produce to take Effect on January 1, 2022

An English translation of an October 11, 2021, France Joint Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery and Ministry of Agriculture and Food news release https://www.ecologie.gouv.fr/lutte-contre-pollution-plastique-publication-du-decret-encadrant-linterdiction-des-emballages reports on a “… ban on packaging plastics around unprocessed fresh fruits and vegetables … as of January 1, it will no longer be possible to sell unprocessed fresh fruits and vegetables packaged in plastic, with a progressive ban for the most fragile cases … From January 1, 2022, around thirty fresh unprocessed fruits and vegetables will be sold without plastic, including around fifteen vegetables … The decree provides for a gradual application of this ban so that by 2026 at the latest, all fruits and vegetables are sold without plastic packaging …” – According to an October 12 CNN story https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/europe/france-ban-plastic-packaging-intl-hnk/index.html “… The packaging ban is part of a multi-year government program to phase out plastic … From January 2023, France will also ban throwaway crockery in fast-food restaurant for meals consumed on-site …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @Ecologie_Gouv #France

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