Non-recycled plastic to cost 10% extra in shops

Packaging mix-up shows plastic bottles can be made into new bottles... even a rival’s

France is making plastic waste its Public Enemy No 1 with a plan to convert to 100% recycled by 2025 - starting early next year with a bonus-malus system of penalties.

Shoppers could find themselves paying up to 10% more for items in unrecycled packaging, while products in recycled plastic could cost them up to 10% less.

The new move, launched by junior ecology minister Brune Poirson, would mean a lifestyle change for people in France. Just 26% of plastic packaging was recycled in 2016 - or just 3% if plastic bottles ...

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