New French law bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France has passed a law to ensure that all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically sourced materials, the Independent reported.

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The law, which takes effect in 2020, is part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth – a plan that will allow France to tackle climate change more effectively.

Pack2Go Europe, a Brussels-based organization representing European packaging manufacturers, says it will keep fighting the law and hopes it doesn't spread to the rest of the continent.

"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."

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