Christophe Béchu was waiting in a McDonald’s in Le Mans on the occasion of the expiry of the one-time service

Since January 1, meals on site in fast food chains must be served in washable and reusable dishes.

A minister at McDo. On the occasion of the end of disposable dishes in fast food chains, effective since January 1, the Minister of Ecological Transformation Christophe Béchu is expected on Monday at noon in a McDonald’s restaurant in Le Mans (Sarthe). He will be accompanied by the Minister of Ecology Bérangère Couillard.

The program sent by the ministry specifies that the two members of the government will discuss with the teams and customers about the one-time service ban before answering questions from the press. This move comes the day after the entry into force of one of the key provisions of the Agec (anti-waste for a circular economy) law adopted in February 2020.

Since January 1, fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s or Burger King can no longer serve disposable service to their customers who eat on the premises, even if it is made of cardboard. Meals must now be served in washable and reusable dishes. The only exception concerns the paper that surrounds the sandwich to prevent it from falling apart. This measure also only applies to brands that serve more than 20 covers simultaneously.

she”will stop the waste of 20 billion plates, cups, cutlery and other disposable containers each year in fast food“Says the Ministry of Ecological Transformation in a press release. Controls will be carried out by inspectors from the Regional Directorates of Environment, Planning and Housing (Dreal) and the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Anti-Fraud (DGCCRF) to ensure the implementation of this provision. Fifth class fines and daily fines may be imposed on recalcitrant restaurants, according to information from BFMTV.


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