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Posted on • Originally published at bbc.co.uk

French ban on plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables begins

A new law banning plastic packaging on most fruit and vegetables comes into effect in France from New Year's day.

Cucumbers, lemons and oranges are among the 30 varieties banned from being wrapped in plastic.

Larger packs as well as chopped or processed fruit will be exempt.

President Emmanuel Macron called the ban "a real revolution" and said it showed the country's commitment to phase out single use plastics by 2040.

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Julie Wong

Well done France for taking this important step 👏

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Oli Guei Author

It's overdue, right? ✌️