"These packaging are completely unnecessary," blows Margarita Verboud in the middle of a shelf of a food store in Montreuil.
Like around 37% of fruits and vegetables in France, salads, peppers, green beans and carrots, wrapped in plastic, pile up in small wicker baskets, under the helpless eyes of the coordinator of the Waste prevention and management network. from France Nature Environnement.
A situation which should end on January 1, 2022, with the entry into force of a decree banning plastic packaging of certain foods.
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A "step forward", greets Margarita Verboud.
“But it's a shame not to have gone to the end of the process.
There, we end up with a decree that has many exceptions, ”she regrets.
Around thirty fruits and vegetables are thus affected by the measure.
For the others, manufacturers have until 2024 and 2026, depending on the variety, to work on alternatives.