The National Assembly voted Monday night for an "end-of-market goal of single-use plastic packaging by 2040", the right-wing opposition criticizing a mere "incantation".
Carried by LREM deputies, this amendment to the draft anti-fouling law, examined at first reading, concerns "all food packaging, bottles, bottles, which is everywhere in our cupboards for domestic and industrial use", stressed the walker Laurence Maillart-Méhaignerie.
With this scheme - if it is finally adopted by the Parliament - successive objectives of reduction, reuse or recycling of single-use plastic packaging would be set every five years, until the end of their marketing on the market. 2040.
Secretary of State Brune Poirson sees a "powerful signal" sent to industry and a message addressed to "European partners" of France.
"The long-term future of plastic can not be that of single use," she insisted.
On the right, Annie Genevard (LR) especially heard of the "incantation" and asked the government why support, in these conditions, a deposit system for recycling plastic bottles, if he wants to remove this type of packaging in twenty years.
Freedoms and Territories MP François-Michel Lambert, while voting the amendment, also called for "coherence" in the government on the fight against plastic in the short term.
In September, the Senate voted in favor of banning single-use plastics in 2040 before returning to its vote in a second deliberation.
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