Caspian International News Agency- By this law, the alternatives for plastic dishes must be made of biologic materials which are biodegradable.
This new law followed the general prohibition of plastic bags in shops since June, and is part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, the plan that will turn France into a leading country in taking measures more friendly to environment and reducing the greenhouse gases.
Considering that 4,37 billion plastic cups have been disposed just in 2015, and nearly 17 billion plastic bags are annually used in shops in this country, this new law will end France’s dependence on plastic disposable containers.
By this new law, distribution of plastic bags in shops has been banned since June, and using plastic bags in fruits and vegetable sections in shops will be banned from January 2017 too.
The ban on distribution of plastic dishes and cups will start in 2020, and manufacturers will be given time to adapt with this law.
Local officials have explained that in this 3 year’s time, 50 percent of the material needed for making this items should be organic and biodegradable, and this ratio will increase up to 60 percent in 2025.
(Translating by Negar Lotfi)