Spain banning fruit and vegetables packaged in plastic in 2023

Spain has announced a ban on plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables weighing less than 1.5kg in 2023. For many consumers, sealed packaging gives them a feeling that their food is cleaner, fresher, and protected and makes the purchase of fresh produce far more convenient. However, for some, people's love affair with plastic has gone too far.

Following other European countries such as France, Spain is preparing this new legislation in an attempt to cut some of the two million tons of plastic generated in the country. Some environmental groups claim that Spain is the second-largest plastic polluter in the Mediterranean after Turkey.

Effective from 2023, the new law also aims to encourage citizens to buy loose fruit and vegetables in their own reusable containers or other environmentally friendly packets.

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