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Anti-waste law: fast-food chains out of the nails, denounces an association

2023-01-24T19:03:20.684Z

Zero Waste asks fast food chains to comply with the law requiring the use of reusable tableware. The Zero Waste association calls on Tuesday fast food chains Burger King, KFC, McDonald's and Quick to abandon the " all disposable " model and to respect the law requiring the use of reusable tableware, after having noted dozens of offences. To discover Pension reform: calculate the age at which you will finally leave Since January 1, fast food establishments with at least 20 covers must use r



The Zero Waste association calls on Tuesday fast food chains Burger King, KFC, McDonald's and Quick to abandon the "

all disposable

" model and to respect the law requiring the use of reusable tableware, after having noted dozens of offences.

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Since January 1, fast food establishments with at least 20 covers must use reusable tableware (cups, plates, containers, cutlery, etc.) for meals and drinks served at the table, in application of the law relating to to the fight against waste and the circular economy (Agec) voted in 2020. Zero Waste sent its activists to inspect 286 fast food restaurants, from January 9 to 22.

"

In 48 cities and territories

" in France, "

the ban on disposable tableware for on-site catering is still little respected by fast food brands

", according to a press release.

Among these establishments of the Burger King, KFC, McDonald's and Quick brands, "

more than half, or 57%, continue to use only disposable tableware for on-site catering

, ”says the association.

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Zero Waste France therefore wrote to the four brands on Tuesday “

to alert them to the illegality of this practice and ask them to quickly put an end to this violation in all of their establishments

”.

Two of them, KFC and Quick, "

are bad students, with 100% of restaurants, 55 and 25 respectively, not applying the law

" and teams who say "

not having received precise information on the part of the headquarters on the dates and developments envisaged

", affirms Zero Waste.

On the Burger King side, “

the restaurants visited mainly serve meals on site in disposable dishes, at 59%, or 57 restaurants

”.

At McDonald's,

one in four restaurants visited, i.e. 26 restaurants out of the 110 visited, still serves meals on site using disposable dishes

,” the association adds.

The fines incurred are "

7,500 euros, 15,000 euros in the event of a repeat offense

" for these offenses, recalls Alice Elfassi, head of legal affairs for Zero Waste France quoted by the press release, calling on the State to "

guarantee compliance with the law

" by "

adequate controls

".

Fast food chains serve 6 billion meals a year in 30,000 points of sale in France, which generates 180,000 tonnes of waste each year.

Source: lefigaro

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