Another country bans plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables

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After Spain and France, it prohibits the use of plastic packaging for packaging fruits and vegetables. According to the announcement of the Ministry of the Environment, this ban will come into force in January 2022.

France passed a law on the fight against waste and the circular economy in February 2020, and the entry into force of the ban is its implementation.

The government of this country has published a detailed list of fruits and vegetables that will not be packed in plastic packaging in the future. Leek, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, bananas, apples, oranges, lemons and other fruits will be packed in reusable packaging.

According to the ministry, people use huge amounts of disposable plastic in their daily lives. Their main goal is to reduce its use and to replace plastic packaging with other reusable or easily recyclable materials.

According to the ministry’s estimates, as much as 37 percent of fruits and vegetables are sold packed in plastic packaging, and they hope that the ban will prevent the unnecessary accumulation of these packages.

France will gradually introduce a new ban, so that by 2026, all fruits and vegetables will be sold without plastic packaging. This country was among the first in Europe to start banning the use of disposable plastic. Back in 2016, the use of plastic bags was banned, and after that, the list included disposable cutlery, ear sticks, drinking straws, and plastic cups.

Milica Radičević


Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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