Every once in a while, we want to spend some time away with a friend or the family perhaps and normally picnics are not far from being considered. But while many are wondering on what food to bring and eat, others are thinking of containers and what bottled beverages such as water and juices to buy.
However, if you are in France, beware. Apparently to help control the large utilization of plastic bottles and utensils in their region. It is called as the “taxe pique-nique“.
A tax of 90 cents (71p) per kilogram (2.2 lbs) will be placed on plastic and paper throwaway cups from next year, aimed at cutting the average 360kg (793 lbs) of rubbish generated per person per year in France.
But will it work? Some doubt it.
Some said the tax would not make them change their ways. “I’m not really prepared to carry heavy plates and cutlery, so I’ll probably go on as before – it’s just another tax,” said one mother of a family picnicking in Paris. “They’d probably make more money by taxing all these new laws they keep passing,” she said.
Whatever happens there is bound to be something concrete to make it happen. A good idea but perhaps needs a little more fine-tuning.