French government reverses ‘picnic tax’ plan

Plans for a ‘picnic tax’ in France have been dropped after fierce opposition.

The French government had planned to introduce a tax on disposable plates,
cups and cutlery to encourage people to use reusable products.

But prime minister Francois Fillon reversed the decision, saying that tax
levies on the rich should be proposed rather than people on a day out, reports

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