France, in order to be more environmentally conscious, has become the first country to implement a new law banning the use of plastic silverware, plates and cups. Companies who produce these plastic products have until 2020 to make sure their products are biodegradable.
— Progressive Push (@progressivepush) September 18, 2016
Cutting energy used to make these products and cutting waste was Europe Ecologie-Greens Party’s goal which will please environmentalists and activists.
Opponents of the law argue that this movement has violated European Union rules on free movement of goods. “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.”