France just became the first country in the world to ban the use of plastic cups and plastic plates. Last year, France adopted the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, a law aimed to combat climate change and the affects of climate change in France — in which the banning of plastic cups and plates will act as an additional measure to move towards a more “green” nation.
According to the French Association of Health and Environment, ASEF, nearly 5 billion plastic cups were thrown away in 2015 and less than 1% of those discarded plastic cups were recycled! French legislators hope to combat the senseless pollution by requiring all single-use tableware items to be compostable. The new compostable tableware will be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials by 2020 and will be raised to 60% biologically-sourced materials by 2025.
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Learn more about France’s ban in the video below!Whizzco