Luxembourg bans plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables

Luxembourg households are among those who throw away the most food in the EU: 91 kg of food ends up in the trash per person per year, according to the country’s statistical office. The Grand Duchy also needs to do more to meet its recycling targets, the European Commission said this year.

Our country is going to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables, thereby introducing stricter rules than the EU requires. Fruit and vegetables weighing less than 1.5 kg can no longer be packaged in plastic after Brussels decided that the EU uses too much of that packaging.

From 2024, supermarkets above a certain size must have their own recycling centers, and from 2025, disposable packaging at festivals and packaging for food deliveries must be recyclable.