Plastic packaging for most fruit and veggies banned in France

The ban came into effect on Saturday under new regulations that French President Emmanuel Macron’s government says are meant to phase out single-use plastics as pollution worsens globally.

Under the new rules, leeks and carrots, tomatoes and potatoes, apples and pears and about 30 other items can no longer be sold in plastic. Instead, they should be wrapped in recyclable materials…Plastic will still be allowed for more fragile fruits such as berries and peaches, but is to be gradually phased out in the coming years…

France’s packaging industry meanwhile said it was dismayed by the new rules, particularly a ban on the use of recycled plastics.

My response is mixed – at a minimum. Though it appears that producers of cardboard – easily recycled – are gearing up to pickup the changeover. In the same vein, I would expect paper which can be made translucent to become a replacement, as well.

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