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France: plastic-free vegetables

From next year, around thirty varieties of fruit and vegetables can be marketed in France only without plastic packaging. The responsible ministries have announced a corresponding regulation. Consumers will only find cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, leeks, zucchini, eggplant and cauliflower in the vegetable department without plastic packaging. In the case of fruits, apples, pears and oranges are affected. With the ban, the French government wants to reduce waste. An estimated 37% of vegetables and fruit are currently sold packaged, the ministries said. The rules should therefore save more than a billion plastic packaging per year.

© SZ of October 12, 2021 / dpa

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