French politicians want to ban the black friday for the climate's sake

Shoppedagen black friday shelves overuse and is bad for the environment, believes several French parliamentarians. French mps have proposed a bill to black fr

French politicians want to ban the black friday for the climate's sake

Shoppedagen black friday shelves overuse and is bad for the environment, believes several French parliamentarians.

French mps have proposed a bill to black friday should be banned in order to combat overuse.

This writes the newspaper The Telegraph.

the Proposal put forward by the former environment minister Delphine Batho.

She and several other French politicians propose, among other things, that the advertising for the big shoppingdag are being labeled as "aggressive commercial practices".

It is under French law, a criminal offence and may provide for up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to 300,000 euros. It is equivalent to over two million Danish crowns.

on Monday, reached the French mps agreed to add the ban in a bill to reduce waste.

the Bill must be debated in parliament at the beginning of december, after this year's black friday will be held on Friday the 29. november.

Black friday is celebrating a form of consumption, which is antimiljømæssigt and antisocial, says the honourable member Mattieu Orphelin.

the Country's current environment minister, Elisabeth Bron, looks according to The Telegraph appear to support the idea, as she earlier in the week came with a warning about the overforbrugets environmental consequences.

- You can not both reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and call for a game consumption at the same time, said the minister on Monday.

She added that " black friday ", is encouraging people to buy products they don't necessarily need".

Handelsrådet in France, which is an umbrella organisation for economic operators, regret over the minister's opinion.

- To use the words "game consumption" gives the impression that consumers can not be dedicated and responsible citizens, writes the council in a communication.

environmental activists, including the group Extinction Rebellion, and activists who are struggling against capitalism, has said that the Friday will launch a campaign against shoppedagen.

the Campaign, which goes under the name of "block friday" to interfere with Friday's sale on the internet.

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Updated Date: 29 November 2019, 01:00

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