A new decree published 27 December 2019 imposes the ban of single-use plastic products from the 1st January 2020 in France.

This ban of single-use plastic products includes those made entirely or partially from plastic and which are not designed, created or placed on the market to be part of a circular economy plan. For example products now must be returned to the producer to be refilled or reused for a the same use.

This new ban concerns packaging and packaging waste such as cups, disposable plates, forks, knives, spoons and chopsticks, meal trays, ice cream pots, salad bowls and boxes, straws, glass or beaker lids.