The Spanish government will issue a royal decree banning the sale of fruit and vegetables in plastic packaging at retail businesses and supermarkets in the territory by 2023, aiming to reduce pollution. garbage and environmental protection.

A supermarket in Madrid, Spain. (Photo:

According to Spanish press sources, the new decree developed by the Ministry of Ecological 

Transformation and Demographic Challenges (Miteco) will set standards for the small business sector, in response to the warning about plastic pollution “beyond all limits” in this Western European country.

Accordingly, the Spanish Government will issue a ban on plastic packaging for fruit and vegetable shipments weighing less than 1.5 kg, thereby promoting large purchases and the use of unpackaged water. bottle.

According to information from Miteco, food “at risk of deterioration when sold in large quantities” will be outside the provisions of the ordinance. The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition said that it will soon publish a list of products subject to a ban on the use of plastic packaging.

In addition to the business regulations, the ordinance also places an obligation on the government to “promote the installation of drinking water systems in public spaces,” “implement alternatives to selling beverages.” packaging” and “distribution of disposable cups” in public events from 2023.

The government expects these regulations will help Spain reduce 50% of sales of products packaged in plastic packaging by 2030, towards the goal of 100% of packaging on the market capable of being sold. recyclable and safe for the environment.

Source: Nhan Dan

Related posts


We Created A Monster: 5 Alarming Facts About Plastic Pollution In Vietnam

An article by Hiezle Bual published on Vietcetera Did you know that an average Vietnamese person produces 37 kilograms of plastic waste per year? If you can’t visualize that, go see the Plastic Beast. Just last week, our social media platforms were flooded with photos and reels of trees and plants, oceans…


Microplastics found in human blood for first time

Exclusive: The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs Microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory. Photograph: David Kelly/Photograph David Kelly Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood for the first time, with scientists finding the tiny particles in almost…


Could a behavioural change campaign save energy and cut Russian gas imports?

A call for collective action could help UK pivot away from dependence on Russian fossil fuels There is a second world war poster showing a red-faced couple looking angrily at their daughter as she adds more fuel to their fire. The caption reads: “Save fuel to make munitions for battle.” It was…