LEGAL | Staff Reporter, Europe

15 fast food chains in France ordered to sort their waste

Fast food chains are have been obliged to deal with their bio-waste in the kitchen and dining room.

Fifteen fast food chains are being ordered by France’s Ecological Transition ministry to sort their waste in at least 70% of their restaurants by the end of 2019, EURACTIV reports.

In a letter sent on 22 May 22, Secretary of State Brune Poirson requested McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Starbucks, Domino's Pizza, Subway, Class'Croute, Exki, Monts Fournil La Mie Caline, La Croissanterie, La Brioche Dorée, Paul, Jour Santéy Groupe, Five Guys and Cojean to enforce the law.

Fast food chains are have been obliged to separate their plastic, metal, paper, glass and wood waste, as well as their bio-waste in the kitchen and the dining room.

The said obligation currently applies to the production of all bio-waste that surpasses 10 tonnes per year, and from 2024 onwards.

70% of the restaurants that belong to these 15 chains will have to comply with the law by the end of 2019, 90% by the end of 2020 and 100% by the end of 2021.

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