Blacklash: French want to bin ‘wasteful’ Black Friday sales

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Blacklash: French want to bin ‘wasteful’ Black Friday sales

Greenie minister takes aim at ‘frenzied consumerism’ as activists launch Block Friday campaign

Henry Samuel

Black Friday could be banned in France on the grounds that it is bad for the planet, promotes “overconsumption” and flouts strict rules on sales periods.

Elisabeth Borne, the country’s ecological transition minister, appeared to back the idea this week, warning against “frenzied consumerism” linked to the sales weekend and its negative impact on the environment.

MPs have agreed to add the proposed ban to an “anti-waste” bill that will be debated in parliament early next month...

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