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The EU Parliament has banned disposable pastiche (stop since 2021) – Italian Cuisine

The good news comes from Strasbourg and points the lights once again on the plastic theme. Here's what will disappear in the next 3 years

Millions of kids marching for a better world and their Nobel Peace Prize nominee leader. The increasingly conscious and ecological choices of private companies, the assiduous commitment of institutions. Something has changed, since the nightmare of suffocating in a plastic sea has become of everyone. And to confirm the collective need to change (and eliminate) the small bad habits that have brought us here, comes good news from Strasbourg. The provision that provides for theelimination of disposable plastic objects by 2021 it was approved with 560 votes in favor and only 35 against.
The objectives of the provision also include recycling, greater involvement of producers in disposal processes and greater information directly to consumers. The labels of some particularly complicated products to be disposed of, must clearly indicate this.

The prohibited products (by 2021)

Cutlery, plates, straws, cotton buds, balloon sticks, oxy-degradable plastics, food containers and polystyrene cups. These are the products that will be eliminated in order to reduce the continuous need to dispose of disposable plastic items. But the effects of the provision do not end there. Producers of polluting materials such as cigarettes (butts represent a real environmental scourge) will be called upon to financially support the waste collection and disposal operations.

A new possibility for Europe

"Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote internationally, given the global nature of the problem of marine pollution caused by plastics. This is essential for the planet, "commented Frèdèrique Ries, the rapporteur for the measure.
Sergio Costa, Environment Minister, also publicly supported the directive. «Historical vote in the European Parliament: the path to stop the disposable plastic in the EU is reality. As soon as the formal procedure will be concluded, indicatively at the end of April, we will immediately take action to implement the directive in Italy ".

Ferrero, stop (temporary) at the biggest Nutella factory – Italian Cuisine

It is found in France, in Normandy, and produces about 600 thousand cans a day. The company found a «quality problem, which «does not concern any product on the market

The largest nutella factory in the world has stopped temporarily. It is the one located in Villers-Ecales in Normandy, where every day it would be packed, according to the French press, about 600 thousand jars of hazelnut cream. The stop was imposed by Ferrero the day after the publication of the group's annual data, which ended 2018 with revenues of 10.7 billion, an increase of 2%.

The company has suspended the activity as a precaution, to correct a "quality problem" that was detected during the checks, and which "does not apply to products on the market". An issue to be resolved, which however "will not prevent the regular supply of the product to customers". Ferrero wants investigate the incident and restore production as soon as possible.

«On Tuesday evening at 6.00 pm the reading of the results of quality control on one of the semi-finished products of the line that produces Nutella and Kinder Bueno revealed a defect that does not coincide with our quality standards and for this we temporarily stopped the machines, explains Ferrero with a note taken from the French press. Investigations on the problem «they should probably close by the weekend and will allow all necessary corrective measures to be taken ".

The company also confirmed a Republic that, on the market, non-compliant products were not introduced to the Ferrero quality standards, that production has been blocked only temporarily and that supplies will be regularly insured .

How not to look like a fat frump when pregnant

You will notice, because you are smart, that I almost never promote anything on this blog. “Oh it’s too much like hard work,” I say to the occasional food person who gets in touch wondering if I’d like a free packet of spelt. “I’m so lazy,” I say. “I’ll never get round to it, sorry.”

But the fact is that I’m not interested in food freebies. (Sometimes I wonder whether I’m interested in food full stop.) If I want something for free I will say to my husband: “I want some rare albino truffle please,” and he will make a phonecall and it will turn up on my doorstep and I won’t even have to write about it.

But clothes? Cloooooothes?? Special nice clothes for preggy ladies that don’t make you look fat or pinch your bump or squish your boobs?

“Do you want some?” asked my friend Celia. “From ME+EM. We want you to be a sort of brand ambassador.”

“FUCK YEAH” I screamed. I didn’t even stop to say “Oh but why me? I’m so shit and fat and ugly. You don’t want me, you want someone more glamorous and interesting.” No, I did NOT say that, I just asked how much stuff I could have. Should I hire a parcel van to drive to the shop? Because I can do one on my Addison Lee app…

Then I immediately started to fret about it, as I always do. That the clothes wouldn’t fit or wouldn’t be nice and I would take a lot and then not wear them but have to be nice about them anyway. And then I would break our special bond, the one where I tell you the absolute truth about absolutely everything and don’t try and sell you anything, ever.

Don’t worry. I am not leading you a merry dance. This shit is for real. It’s amazing. There are dresses here that make you look, if you’re under, say, 20-24 weeks like you’re not pregnant. Especially from the front. And after that, they just expand like magic so even though you look like a Sherman tank, you feel comfy.

Pregnancy wear is mostly so so horrible. Massive floaty things with a big print. But this is all terrifically chic. And THE best long-length jersey vests and long-sleeved t-shirts EVAH.


These are the things I got, which are particularly excellent and I recommend to you, pregnant or not. More original, I think, and better fabrics than Isabella Oliver or Seraphine – though God bless them both, eh? Where would we be without them.

On the ME+EM website they do a thing where they use skinny models for all the clothes, so you can’t really imagine how they would work on a massive pregnant arse and giant blobby tits, so this is my edit for anyone with a blubbery mess to cover up.

Just think of me like a very badass Gwyneth Paltrow, yeah?

Almost all of this comes in different colours and is available HERE. The sizing is very generous. I am 5’6” and weigh in at 10 stone 3.5 and fit into a small.

Crepe swing dress. MAKES YOU LOOK NOT PREGNANT. £104. You will wear it everywhere and it’s crepe so it won’t get bobbles.

Tuck neck swing dress. This is just so cool, such a nice shape. Great with long boots, ankle boots or little slippers. £115. I will be wearing this on Christmas Day.

Extra long layer T. The last word in long-length long-sleeved tops. Soft as a kitten. £42. There are also excellent vests at £19 each. Fucking BARGAIN.

V-neck box pleat dress. Very similar to one at Isabella Oliver but a nicer colour, a more slimming fit and less expensive at £104

An amazing thing. If you only get one thing when you are pregnant, get this. It is sort of drapey and concealing without being heavyweight so you don’t end up looking like a piece of soft furniture. It also has lovely long sleeves. I plan to wear mine until it has holes in it. Knit sleeve 3/4 jacket – £119

And a snood. Because I’ve decided that I hate scarves. Wide rib snood – £68

Happy shopping and have a great weekend.