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New French law requires biodegradable packaging but prohibits oxo-degradable plastics

New French law requires biodegradable packaging but prohibits oxo-degradable plastics, Asia packaging, France, sustainable packaging, packaging legislation
FRANCE –
The French parliament has adopted a new law that contains a wide range of legislative proposals, including requirements for bioplastic packaging.

The new law on energy transition and green growth includes plans to reduce the share of nuclear power in the French energy mix, as well as proposals on renewables (40% by 2030), CO2 reduction (-40% by 2030), and packaging.

For bioplastic lightweight bags for fruits and vegetables, they will need to be biobased and compostable in home composting from 1 January 2017.  A soon-to-be-released decree of the State Council will define… For the full story, subscribe to Packaging Business Insight Asia here.

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