What you need to know

To support the ecological transition, the French government hopes to phase out single-use plastics by 2040.

This began with banning plastic straws and takeaway containers before moving on to fruit and vegetable packaging and now publications. The ban forms part of a multi-year programme that will see plastics slowly eased out in many industries. Several other European countries have announced similar bans in recent months as they pursue commitments made at the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow.

At the start of 2022, this plan began to impact logistics through the banning of plastic packaging on press publications including magazines, brochures, and advertisements.

Whilst this has not yet been enforced, it is encouraged to seek a plastic-free alternative.

Challenges you will face

The phasing out of single-use plastic in France will impact your use of plastic wrap for publications from 2022.

Our accredited solution

Our GMO and plasticizer-free wrap is made using potato starch, making it 100% biodegradable and compostable. In addition, the wrap complies with BS EN 13432 (the standard for industrial composting) and is TUV certified.

To obtain these accreditations, the wrap is produced following a strict set of rules which ensures that it meets certain criteria for home and industrial composting.

On top of this, the wrap has approval from the Soil Association and the FSC.

Result you're looking for

To ensure your publication remains protected and to avoid cross-border delays or potential fines when shipping to France and other countries enforcing similar bans, use our compostable wrap for a certified solution.

Not only will you be keeping ahead of the curve but you'll further reduce your carbon footprint, regardless of where you are sending your publication globally.

Get our team to provide further information and solutions to your delivery needs, email our salesteam@mhi.co or contact your account manager to find out more.