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France first country to ban all plastic plates and cups

by Futures Centre, Oct 9
1 minute read

A new law that came into effect last month will see France ban all plastic cups and plates (not including biodegradables) as part of the proposed ‘Energy Transition for Green Growth’. Plastic bags were banned in July, as is the case in several other countries, but France is the first to extend this ban to cups and plates.


Producers have until 2020 to ensure that all plastic plates and cups sold are made from at least 50% biodegradable material. In 2025 this will increase to 60%.


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