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Plastic

French plastic packaging ban begins

New law banning plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables now in force
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New French law banning plastic packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables is now in force. The ban is ‘a real revolution’ according to President Emmanuel Macron, as France takes the lead globally on this issue. Spain plans a similar ban from 2023. 

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Banana

Banana industry at inflection point

Could 2022 be a moment of reckoning for the banana industry?
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The banana industry ‘is at an inflection point’ and 2022 could be a ‘moment of reckoning’.  Key problems include price pressures and changes to pesticide requirements. The FreshPlaza team interviewed Hugo Castro of Ecuadorian supplier Gina Fruit. 

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