Tuesday, August 9, 2016


The most "branché" reusable shopping bag yet is this one from one of Europe's largest booksellers, le Furet du Nord. The store, which first opened in Lille in the north of France in 1936, owes its name to the fact that its founder decided to keep the name of the preceding boutique, that of a furrier, which had occupied his storefront.

Don't leave home without a shopping bag: from July 2016 on, disposable plastic shopping sacks having a thickness of less than 50 microns are forbidden in France, with the exception of bags used to wrap and weigh fruits and vegetables. Also forbidden are oxo-fragmentable plastic bags, which are biodegradable but not compostable. In July 2017 the interdiction will be expanded to include all non-compostable plastic sacks less than 50 microns in thickness. The movement is toward compostable, vegetable origin wrappings...but the phase-out of the plastic bags seems too slow. For the governmental announcement and schedule, click here

un furet:  a ferret
les écouteurs:  headphones
branché(e):  hip (familiar)
un cabas:  a shopping bag

©2016 P.B. Lecron

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