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Default France to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables from January

I'm really pleased with the piece of news but I wonder how long the bid to ban plastic packaging would sustain? I scarcely eat any berries, so whether or not being packaged before selling wouldn't impact my daily life. You know we haven't sorted our garbage that we threw out yet, indeed though every bin placed in every neighbourhood have been labelled for harmful waste or for kitchen garbage.

France to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables from January

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(CNN)France will ban plastic packaging for nearly all fruit and vegetables from January 2022 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the environment ministry said on Monday.

Implementing a February 2020 law, the government published a list of about 30 fruits and vegetables that will have to be sold without plastic packaging from January 1. The list includes leeks, aubergines and round tomatoes as well as apples, bananas and oranges.
"We use an outrageous amount of single-use plastic in our daily lives. The circular economy law aims at cutting back the use of throwaway plastic and boost its substitution by other materials or reusable and recyclable packaging," the ministry said in a statement.
It estimated that 37% of fruit and vegetables are sold with packaging and expects that the measure will prevent more than one billion useless plastic packaging items per year.
French fruit sellers federation president Francois Roch said switching to cardboard will be difficult in such a short time.
"Also, selling loose produce is complicated as many customers touch the fruit and people do not want their fruit to be touched by other customers," she said.

The packaging ban is part of a multi-year government program to phase out plastic. From 2021, France banned plastic straws, cups and cutlery, as well as styrofoam takeaway boxes.
Cut fruits and a limited number of delicate fruits and vegetables can still be sold with plastic packaging for now but that will be phased out by end June 2026.
Plastic packaging will be banned by end June 2023 for cherry tomatoes, green beans and peaches, and by end 2024 for endives, asparagus, mushrooms, some salads and herbs as well as cherries.
End June 2026, raspberries, strawberries and other delicate berries must be sold without plastic.
From 2022, public spaces must provide water fountains to reduce the use of plastic bottles; press and publicity publications must be shipped without plastic wrapping, while fast-food restaurants can no longer offer free plastic toys.
From January 2023, France will also ban throwaway crockery in fast-food restaurant for meals consumed on-site.
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Default Re: France to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables from January

The 2nd question jumps into my brain suddenly: why don't they use degradable plastics?
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The 2nd question jumps into my brain suddenly: why don't they use degradable plastics?
I'm thinking biodegradable plastic is more expensive than the plastic made from oil.
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Default Re: France to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables from January

As much as I try to avoid plastic containers for produce, there is the reasons why those containers exist.

People will take a few from one container to bulk up the one they want to buy. People will pick out the less-than-perfect in one container, and replace it with better from another container. Sneeze, cough, hack.

Plastic containers help prevent all that. Cardboard or no set container doesn't provide the security of contents.

During season, I try to grow most of my own veggies, and get eggs from the neighbors chickens. Strawberries, but don't grow blueberries. Figs from the neighbors. I buy from the grocer what I have to.
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