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France bans plastic shopping bags

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 08/07/2016 (10:35)
According to media reports, the distribution of plastic bags at cashiers in shops has been banned in France as of July 1. The new ban will be implemented on plastic bags thinner than 50 micrometres.

Packaging bags for fruit and vegetables in markets can still be used, although they too will be banned from January 1, 2017.

The French government aims to makes an environmentally-friendly shift to recyclable and reusable biodegradable bags.
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