On September 14, 2018, the French National Assembly voted unanimously to adopt a law amendment that bans plastic containers used for cooking, heating, and serving food in child care, school, and university catering services. The ban will apply from January 1, 2025; in communities with less than 2,000 inhabitants from January 1, 2028.

The non-profit organization Cantine sans plastique France who supported the ban considers the National Assembly’s decision “a historic vote for health and the reduction of exposure to endocrine disruptors and carcinogens contained in plastics.”

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La Croix (September 12, 2018). “Appel contre le plastique dans les cantines scolaires.(in French)

Association Santé Environnement France (September 14, 2018). “L’Assemblée nationale a voté l’interdiction des plastiques dans les cantines scolaires, l’asef salue cette décision.(in French)

Le Monde (September 15, 2018). “L’Assemblée vote l’interdiction des couverts et de contenants jetables en plastique.(in French)

Le Parisien (September 15, 2018). “Les députés votent l’interdiction des couverts en plastique mais pas du glyphosate.(in French)

Maire Info (September 17, 2018). “Cantines : les députés votent l’expérimentation des menus végétariens et l’interdiction des contenants en plastique d’ici 2028.(in French)

Chemical Watch (September 20, 2018). “French Assembly votes to ban plastic FCMs in school canteens.

PetCore Europe (September 24, 2018). “Approved legal modification to prohibit plastics containers for catering in France in conflict with European law.