In an interesting move recently, France has stepped up to the mark and said it plans to introduce incentives that should lead to a reduction in plastic waste. The aim of the scheme is to make products made with recycled plastic cheaper to buy than the same item made from brand new plastic.
France is significantly behind some of its other European neighbours when it comes to plastic recycling at the moment as it only recycles around 25% of its plastic packaging waste. When compared to Germany and The Netherlands, which recycled about 50%, it means that France has the second-worst recycling rate throughout Europe. Read more