What says the law?

From December 31 2018, the points of sale will not be able any more to provide single-use plastic bags for free.

There is an exception for very light plastic bags, i.e. with a thickness of less than 15 microns, which are used for hygienic reasons or as a primary packaging for unpackaged food, if it prevents food waste.

 

Aims to be achieved

  • Maximum 90 light plastic bags per person per year, by December 31, 2019;
  • Maximum 40 light plastic bags per person per year, by December 31, 2025.

 

Alternatives to plastic bags

Reusable cloth bags, reusable bags in PET or in PP/PELD (>50 microns), paper bags…

The choice of a substitute for plastic bag should take into account of its way of production and its material as well as of it is reusable or recoverable.