Void-filled plastic containers? The CLCV association takes a step forward

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09:01, September 24, 2022

The 2020 anti-waste law sets ambitious goals to reduce packaging, especially plastic, to protect the planet. However, according to a survey by the National Association of Consumers and Users (CLCV) published this Thursday, some manufacturers continue to abuse plastic containers.

Plastic is far from fantastic for the planet. However, some brands continue to abuse Plastic bottles, according to a survey released Thursday. The National Association of Consumers and Users (CLCV) scanned 250 food products. It reveals that superfluous plastic films were found around certain boxes of tea or chocolate wafers. The association also lights packets of almonds or ravioli that contain up to 55% vacuum.

“Several products tend to be sold empty”

A practice denounced by François Carlier, general delegate of the consumer association: “We have a certain number of products that tend to be sold empty. In the packaging, the product occupies only two thirds, even half of the space. It is beyond the ecology, it’s really a matter of trade fairness.

Fortunately, these misleading packaging only affect a small number of products. The survey gives some good points: pizzas without boxes, white cheeses that have abandoned their rigid plastic lid to make way for a simple lid.

You will have understood: CLCV seeks to change the consumption habits of the French to encourage manufacturers to reduce your waste production and thus, protect the planet.

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