France Intends To Fine People Up To €375 ($423) For Dropping Masks

The Secretary of State for the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Brune Poirson, has tabled a bill to drastically increase the fine given to anyone dropping a mask to €135 ($150) in France.

The draft will be presented in mid June, as reported in Le Monde, with the possibility of the fine increasing to €375 ($423) or €750 ($847) if the police push forward with charges.

The bill is part of a movement towards a circular economy which is being ramped up with the increase in plastic waste caused by the Covid-19 pandemic–more and more masks and plastic gloves are being found on the ground across many of France’s cities and towns.




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