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Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates?

France recently passed a similar law.

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FRANCE RECENTLY PASSED a law that will ban all plastic cups and plates.

The legislation, which will come into effect in 2020, means all disposable cups, cutlery and plates will have to be made of at least 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted.

The move is part of France’s Energy Transition for Green Growth plan, which is aimed at tackling the effects of climate change.

Environmentalists have praised the move, but some critics have said there is no proof biologically-sourced materials are better for the environment.

What do you think: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates?

Poll Results:

Yes (7090)
No (3030)
I'm not sure (845)

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