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Fight against plastic pollution: publication of the decree banning plastic packaging around fresh fruit and vegetables

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on Oct 14, 2021 8:27:00 AM
Markets France
Organization SGS Digicomply
Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials

France has published a list of about 30 fruits and vegetables that will be required to be sold without plastic packaging from 1 January 2022, part of the implementation of a circular economy passed in 2020 aimed at reducing single-use plastic.

As of January 1, 2022, some thirty unprocessed fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold without plastic, including fifteen or so vegetables: leeks, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes and carrots, round tomatoes, onions and turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, squash, parsnips, radishes, Jerusalem artichokes and root vegetables.

As for fruit, apples, pears, oranges, clementines, kiwis, mandarins, lemons, grapefruits, plums, melons, pineapples, mangoes, passion fruit, persimmons, etc. will be found on the shelves without plastic packaging from 2022.

Tags: food packaging materials, Contaminants, residues and contact materials

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