French supermarket Leclerc criticised for plastic use

Tweet photo of eggs covered in plastic film. French supermarket Leclerc slammed by junior minister Brune Poirson for excess plastic
The junior ecology minister tweeted a photo of these eggs in packaging, calling them an "aberration"

French supermarket giant Leclerc has been chastised for its excess use of plastic on a pack of hard-boiled eggs, with a junior minister saying that a new “anti-waste” law would stop such “aberrations” in future.

Junior ecology minister Brune Poirson tweeted a criticism of the supermarket group, as a comment on a photo of hard-boiled eggs packaged in a polystyrene tray, and covered in a layer of plastic film.

In a sarcastic tone, she said: “Otherwise, to protect an egg, nature has invented an ingenious package, that we call a ‘shell’! Well done Leclerc for this fantastic innovation.

“Happily, the #LoiAntiGaspillage [#AntiWasteLaw] will see the removal of these aberrations.”

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