New restrictions and the EU’s serious ban on shopping go hand in hand with the duty to renovate homes

New restrictions and the EU’s serious ban on shopping go hand in hand with the duty to renovate homes

What are the new restrictions and bans on shopping (with serious consequences) with the new EU law? The European Union is moving more and more towards a green world that can be ‘conquered’ not only through bans on polluting substances and new obligations imposed to swap old cars for green and non-polluting ones, or to renovate or replace greenhouses. For older appliances such as gas boilers, old air conditioners, refrigerators, or gas ovens with newer, more technical cooking appliances.

Some types of packaging and food packaging have even ended up in the sights of the European Union, which is preparing to ban them. Let’s see what can change.

  • New EU law with restrictions and bans on grocery packaging
  • New EU restrictions and wine packaging bans

New EU law with restrictions and bans on grocery packaging

She’s preparing to change society’s regulation on packaging: The European Union has proposed, in fact, a new regulation on packaging waste with the aim of preventing and reducing packaging waste, also through a greater number of reuse and repackaging systems and to have all packaging on the market in the EU for recyclables by 2030, with an increase in Safe use of recycled plastic packaging.

In particular, it would force the regulation proposal put forward by the European Commission Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags, fruit and vegetable packages Weighing less than 1.5 kilograms, it is considered redundant.

If approved, the regulation would be directly applicable and binding on all union members, but according to Coldiretti, the new EU-proposed packaging regulation risks harming consumers and eliminating bagged salad from supermarket shelves. Packages of cherry tomatoes and baskets of strawberries and oranges in the net.

From Codacons came a resounding rejection of the new European provisions on packaging because, on the one hand, it is right to reduce packaging and limit its impact on the environment, on the other hand, however, you can no longer find a disposable salad or fruit that can be particularly harmful to some categories Consumers, such as singles or childless couples, who buy small quantities of food to be consumed without fail, helping to reduce food waste at home, with the concrete risk of increasing the prices of fruits and vegetables in the supermarket.

New EU restrictions and wine packaging bans

More restrictions and bans for those who shop may come from the eu with regards to Bottled winewith special mention to the magnum bottles of wine

According to the proposal, from January 1, 2030, 10% of alcoholic beverages in general on the market should be placed in packages placed in reuse systems, and from January 1, 2040, this limit should increase to 25%. With special reference to wines, excluding sparkling wines, for packaging reuse, a threshold of 5% is envisaged from January 1, 2030 which will rise to 15% by January 1, 2040.

For the wines, we are moving towards a single packaging that will be 0.75 bottles for the lowest possible use of the glass, which, according to industry experts, would certainly be negative for wine producers and above all for those who focused on production in the characterization of bottles such as, for example, the Chianti taxes or Verdicchio amphora.

Not forgetting home renovation and appliance replacement obligations

In addition to these new restrictions on food products, which will have repercussions and consequences for all Italian and European citizens, we must not forget the directive of the European Union that entered the last rush within the European Parliament regarding the commitment to the restoration of homes and the replacement of many household appliances to return to the specified green parameters.

We talked about it in this last article, explaining all the latest developments.

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