It a what may be becoming more of trend, France became the first country to ban disposable plastic cups and dishes.
The new law, which passed last month, all single-use dish-ware sold in the country must be compostable. The dish-ware must also be at least partly made of bio-sourced materials.
France’s new law requires all businesses to comply to the law by January 1st, 2020.
While environmentalists are seeing the new law as a victory, many packaging manufacturers plan to fight the new law in hopes that it doesn’t spread to other countries they sale in.
Pack2 Go Europe recently told the Associated Press:
“We are urging the European Commission to do the right thing and to take legal action against France for infringing European law,” Pack2go Europe secretary general Eamonn Bates told The Associated Press. “If they don’t, we will.”
Whether this law becomes a trend or is a just a one off fad it will definitely have an impact on the plastic and packaging industries in Europe.