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France to Ban Plastic Packaging by 2040 With Other Crackdowns in Store

France is strengthening its push toward a system-wide transition to a circular economy, having set a few world firsts on the policy front. Among them is a national ban on the destruction of unsold goods and a “repairability index,” which rates how fixable electronics are; anyone who markets these wares in France must display these scores on their products. But these two mandates are the proverbial tip of the iceberg.