of the anti-waste law that the country approved in 2021. Thus ends the packaging with plastic of tomatoes, onions, turnips, courgettes, cucumbers, kiwis, lemons and other small foods, often sold in packs preparations, especially in large surfaces. The decree provides, however, that distributors can continue to use packaging for at least six more months, while supplies last. Distribution professionals will use alternatives such as cardboard for tomatoes, and cellulose nets or paper bags, but they have regretted that there has not been more agreement between the parties since they have not yet found a substitute for plastic for the sale of radishes, soy or lamb’s lettuce, among other vegetables. Until 2026, the country will allow some exceptions, such as in the sale of red fruits, since they spoil easily when sold by weight. El Tiempo “EFE” (January 02, 2022).
El Tiempo “EFE” (Enero 02, 2022). https://www.eltiempo.com/vida/medio-ambiente/prohibido-en-francia-el-plastico-para-empacar-frutas-y-verduras-642557