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Portugal approves ban on plastic for bread, fruit, vegetables

Christian Fernsby |
A draft law by the Green Party to ban ultra-lightweight plastic bags and polystyrene trays used to package bread, fruit and vegetables from June 2020 has been approved.

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The diploma will be handed over to the 11th parliamentary committee to further discussion before final approval.

The draft law stipulates the need to find an alternative to ultra-lightweight plastic bags and polystyrene trays at sales points of bread, fruit and vegetables and that these stores will be subject to fines if they violate the law.


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