France to slap penalty charge on goods in non-recyclable plastic


Ecological transition junior minister Brune Poirson has announced that consumer goods in non-recyclable plastic packaging will as of next year be subject to a 10 percent penalty price hike as part of a French government drive to make all packaging recyclable by 2025. 

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France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the cost of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said on Sunday, reports The Telegraph.