FR: Adopted law includes rules for biobased bags

27 August 2015

The French parliament has adopted the law on energy transition and green growth. Under the new law a wide range of legislative proposals, relating to the use of renewables (40% by 2030) and CO2 reduction (-40% by 2030), will be put forward. Bioplastic lightweight bags for fruits and vegetables, for example, will need to be biobased and compostable in home composting from 1 January 2017 on. The minimum biobased content and its progressive increase will be defined in a decree of the State Council. The law also clearly distinguishes between biobased, biodegradable/compostable plastics and oxo-fragmentable plastics (Press Release European Bioplastics, 27 July 2015).
Click here for the press release.
Click here for the adopted law (in French).
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